T.J. Reddy: A Life of Art and Activism Virtual Panel Discussion
Thomas James “T.J” Reddy was an UNC Charlotte alumnus and a talented artist, poet, musician, and civil rights activist. As a student here, he helped to found the Black Student Union and Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte. Along with two other activists, together known as the “Charlotte Three,” Reddy was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting a horse stable on fire. After his sentence was commuted by Governor Jim Hunt in 1979 and he was released from prison, Reddy brought art to life with his paintings and poetry. Reddy passed away on March 31, 2019, but he is still with us in art and memory. Please join us virtually as we honor and celebrate him in what would have been his 75th year of life.