Learning our history is vital to our understanding of the present and for prosperity in the future. White Voices Against Racism is excited to host a series of tour events that highlight the history of the personal and local struggle against injustice. Three events were offered, spanning 200 centuries of Greensboro’s history.
.The historical significance of the woods as a place of refuge has been passed down through the years. Abolitionist Levi Coffin grew up north of the site and references these woods between his home and his New Garden Quaker Meeting as a place of refuge. The case of John Dimery’s escape and quick movement to Indiana in 1819 is the earliest documented instance of Underground Railroad activity in the Guilford Woods.
Tour wias led by James Sheilds, director of Community Learning at Guilford College.
Developed by the Beloved Community Center, the Grassroots History Tour retraces the footprints of the Civil Rights Movement throughout Greensboro, visiting museums and historic locations often left out of history books. This tour provides the opportunity for participants to interact with those who organized demonstrations and sit-ins, and who affected change in the city.
The tour will be led by Mr. Lewis A. Brandon III, a civil rights activist since 1960.
Thoroughly examine the complex tapestry of American history through the struggle for justice and equality. Participants witnessED the restored lunch counter in its original location, plus 13 galleries with vivid photography, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive exhibits. The tour was followed by a brief moment of shared reflections.