Last week, the city of Charlotte was the “front and center” of the American political scene as it hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention. As the event approached, I had the natural inclination to turn to Hugh Morton’s coverage of past Democratic conventions for a timely blog post . . . but quickly remembered that we had already done that shortly after the party selected Charlotte.
If you find yourself wanting more Democratic convention politics now that the show has left town, you may want to revisit previous posts on the topic here at A View to Hugh. For starters, try Rob Christensen’s essay “Hugh Morton Among the Movers and Shakers” for an overview of Hugh Morton’s role in North Carolina’s political scene. Then choose from any or all of these offerings related to the Democratic National Convention:
- 2012 Democrats to convene in Crown Town provides an overview of all the Democratic National Conventions attended by Hugh Morton.
- A Spark of Greatness is a four-part narrative that recounts the events leading up to John F. Kennedy’s campaign tour through North Carolina in 1960, including connections to the national conventions in 1956 and 1960. (Links to Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.)
- The Uncommon Laureate with the Common Touch mainly a story about Charles Kuralt, including his interview of Luther Hodges, Jr at the 1960 DNC.
- Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009 includes a portrait of Kennedy at the 1972 convention at Miami Beach.