News Items from UNC Greensboro

We all know of the Greensboro Four, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis. But what about the civil rights activists who don’t end up in history books?  A UNC Greensboro project seeks to tell the stories of these lesser-known civil rights heroes of the 1960s and 1970s.  UNCG’s “Unsung Heroes of the […]

Dr. Edna Tan (Teacher Education and Higher Education) received new funding from the Trustees of Boston University for the project “Developing a Network to Coordinate Research on Equity Practices and Cultures in STEM Maker Education.” The RCN: Developing a Network to Coordinate Research on Equity Practices and Cultures in STEM Maker Education is a four […]

Dr. Brian Robinson (University Libraries) received new funding from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History for the project “’No Longer Yours’: Contextualizing and Emphasizing Freedom Seekers of North Carolina.” Funding will support the development of a digital textbook that highlights the lives and conditions of people enslaved. By providing a […]

For the third consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.  The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UNCG is among 89 institutions across the […]

Dr. Tyreasa Washington studies African American children and families, particularly those involved in kinship care – when a member of a family cares for children that are not their own but may be grandchildren, godchildren, or otherwise related. There is a long history of informal kinship care in African American communities, Washington says. Previously, the […]

The history of race relations in the U.S. South often tends to be viewed from a strict Black-White binary.  Most of us learn that from the colonial period through the Civil War, Black people were slaves, and White people were free. But what about multiracial people? Were they free or enslaved? And how did gender […]

On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. The horrific video of Floyd’s death circulated on social media and spurred a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations across the country. While Floyd’s death represented a tipping point, it was just one of many instances of racist […]

As we approach the holiday weekend, it’s clear that Independence Day feels markedly different this year.  The nation continues to face a public health crisis. Black Lives Matter demonstrations are ongoing, as communities have tough conversations about the realities of systemic racism. Divisions and disparities are perhaps more visible than ever before. For many Americans, […]