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January 2021

Guilford at 250: Our Rich Heritage

January 21 @ 6:00 pm

Guilford County celebrates its 250th birthday in 2021! Established on April 1, 1771, Guilford was named for an English Earl with royal connections, but the county was formed to segregate early settlers who did not welcome royal rules. To celebrate Old Guilford’s semiquincentennial, Preservation Greensboro will hold a series of monthly lectures on Zoom to review a range of topics related to history, architecture, and preservation in the county. These Zoom gatherings will be free to the public and scheduled…

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February 2021

Guilford at 250: Civil Rights Era Touchstones

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greensboro’s Civil Rights history is unparalleled in North Carolina. With keystone institutions such as NCA&T, Bennett College, and Dudley High School, Greensboro has (at times) been a national leader in Civil Rights. According to historian William H. Chafe, “In some ways Greensboro simply exemplified national trends; in others, it helped to create them, particularly with the sit-ins and the evolution of Black Power ideology.” This important movement grew out of the East and Southeast Greensboro neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include groups…

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