Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South. Among the exhibits he has helped plan are Courage: The Vision to End Segregation: The Guts to Fight for It (curator), now on national tour, and Changing Places: From Black & White to Technicolor (assistant curator), which explored immigration and cultural change. Both won the Excellence in Exhibitions Award from the American Alliance of Museums. He writes widely on urban history, Southern history and African-American history at History South, and he penned a book on racial and economic segregation in Charlotte, Sorting Out the New South City (UNC Press, 1998). He was a Center heritage panelist in 2012.