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012710Feature2_CivilRightsUNCG, in conjunction with the 50-year anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-ins, has launched Civil Rights Greensboro, an online portal to information about people and events that have helped define Greensboro’s history.

The site represents a combined effort between UNCG, Guilford College, Greensboro College and Duke University. It is hosted and maintained by the UNCG University Libraries’ Electronic Resources and Information Technology department.

Civil Rights Greensboro, a searchable digital archive, covers such subjects as desegregation of local schools, the February 1960 sit-ins at Woolworth’s, race relations at UNCG and Guilford College, the Black Power movement in Greensboro and the Klan-Nazi shootings at Morningside Homes in 1979. Audio clips of first-person accounts, transcribed oral histories and archival photos and clippings are available on the site.

Digitized resources came from the following collections:

• University Archives and Manuscripts, UNCG

• Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College

• Brock Historical Museum, Greensboro College

• Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University

• Greensboro Historical Museum

A $74,616 NC ECHO Digitization Grant from the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with money from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, funded the project.

Visual: In April 1969, student supporters of striking food service workers listened as Henry Frye, attorney and state legislator, spoke. Photo is from The Carolinian and is part of Civil Rights Greensboro.

 
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