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Learn more about Buddy Gist, son of the Gist family that started The Historic Magnolia House, and our UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies partnership below.
The Freedom Cornerstone
The theme of “Freedom” is inspired by Greensboro’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement. Racial justice and equity played an important role in shaping the city and defining its identity. Select artists explore this history as well as consider what Freedom means today at the “Freedom Cornerstone” on the Downtown Greenway, located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Gate City Blvd in Greensboro. Learn more about the cornerstone art project below.
United Way COVID-19 Relief
With the help of volunteers, United Way selects and invests in strategic partner programs and integrated service delivery approaches that have a lasting impact on children, families and adults. Their plan includes strategic initiatives to end poverty at any age level throughout the Greensboro community.
The United Way of Greater Greensboro supported The Historic Magnolia House Foundation during the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis. We thank United Way for its commitment to local partnerships and community members. Learn more about their campaigns for financial stability below.
With the new project “Green Books’ Oasis Spaces: African-American Travel in North Carolina 1936-1966,” the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission documents Green Book sites in North Carolina and the stories that went with them. Listen to host Frank Stasio with NCAAHC Director Angela Thorpe and Research Historian Lisa Withers as they discuss the project below.
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