Charles Hunt: Friends Forgive, Lover's Don't
Updated: Apr 16, 2018
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Charles Hunt is a veteran of the United States Air Force, the first black driver for the United Postal Service from Hickory, North Carolina, and a retiree from Southern Norfolk Railway as a train operator.
Charles grew up in the segregated south in Hickory, North Carolina during the Jim Crow era. He is part of the famed Ridgeview High School graduating class of 1964. Ridgeview’s football team that year went undefeated and held their opponents scoreless for the entire season. The team went on to win the North Carolina Negro Class AA state championship.
Charles and his wife of 45 years are considered as pioneers and trailblazers for their union as an interracial marriage. They were married a few short years after the 1967 Supreme Court ruling barring laws that prohibited interracial marriages in the south. They went on to have two children that they love deeply. Charles has two other children prior to his current marriage that he loves equally.
Charles is a former member of the Family and Guidance Center of Catawba County Board of Directors. He is an active member at First Church of God in Hollywood, FL. He enjoys playing golf, old western movies, and spending as much time as he can with his grandchildren.