African American Living History at Greensboro History Museum

GREENSBORO, NC (February 14, 2018) – History comes to life at Greensboro History Museum on Saturday, February 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as costumed interpreters share well-known and little-known stories of African Americans in Greensboro.

Lifted Voices is a free, family-friendly program that offers history in the first person. Meet Ned Griffen, a Revolutionary War soldier, or Margaret Falkener, an educator who helped establish the music program at North Carolina A&T State University and worked with the Red Cross to support soldiers’ families during World War I. These and four other figures from Greensboro’s past will share their stories throughout the museum galleries.

This year’s Lifted Voices event also includes members of Greensboro’s Ever Achieving Retired Teachers Club telling their own stories about working in in the decades following school desegregation. Visitors can also see their community history display Teachers on the Frontline of School Desegregation. Artifacts, photos and video interviews illustrate how educators worked to win students’ trust, demand respect from parents and the school administration, and build their own network of mutual support in the Black Educators Caucus, established in 1975.

The Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Downtown next to LeBauer Park, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am–5 pm and Sundays 2–5 pm. For more information about this and other programs, visit


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