On June 4, 2014, Mecklenburg County officially named its former Fighting Back Building the Hattie B. Anthony Fighting Back Center.
The ceremony took place on the campus of the Beatties Ford Road Health Department, located at 1705 Rosa Parks Place in Charlotte. View photos Watch the video
The building is used as a community resource for neighborhood meetings and local functions. District 2 Commissioner Vilma Leake made the proposal to name it after the hard-working public servant.
“Hattie B. Anthony was always concerned about the community, and how the community could come together to help its people,” Leake said.
Under Anthony’s leadership, from 1993 – 2003, the Fighting Back Program was successful in combating substance abuse and related community problems. The program targeted an area that consists of more than 80 distinctive neighborhoods along the northwest corridor of Charlotte. As a result of Anthony’s relentless efforts, drug-related crime rate dropped in those communities.
“We are pleased to honor the legacy of a woman who has given so much to make Mecklenburg County a better place,” said County Manager Dena R. Diorio.
Hattie B. Anthony passed away on November 13, 2013.