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Lifted Voices: African American History
February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Lifted Voices is a free, family-friendly program that offers history in the first person. Visitors can meet Ned Griffin, a Revolutionary War soldier, and Elreta Alexander-Ralston, the first African American woman to be an elected district court judge. These and other figures from Greensboro’s past will share stories throughout the museum galleries, including American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on view now.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins, there will also be a free screening of FEBRUARY ONE at 4 pm. This hour-long documentary film tells how four college freshmen in Greensboro changed the course of American history.