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Lifted Voices: Black History

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Costumed interpreters in the museum galleries share well-known and little-known stories of African Americans in Greensboro. This year’s portrayals include:

  • Business leader Eunice Mosely Dudley: She and her husband Joe Dudley founded Dudley Beauty in 1967. The family business continues today with more than 350 products alongside salons and beauty schools.
  • NC A&T State University alumni Ronald McNair, an astronaut and physicist who went into space on a NASA mission in 1984. He died at age 35 in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • Underground Railroad agent Lavina “Vina” Curry, a free woman of color in Guilford County who assisted Freedom Seekers traveling north to escape enslavement. A marker commemorating her was installed on Guilford College campus in 2022.
  • Greensboro-born painter Malvin Gray Johnson, who fought in World War I and made a name for himself during the 1920s as part of the Harlem Renaissance movement. His paintings are in museums around the country, including at Smithsonian National Museum of American Art.

Greensboro’s nonprofit Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CSDHH) will provide signed interpretation for select tours throughout the program.

Pre-K to 3rd graders and their families can also have fun learning about astronaut Ronald McNair with a fun craft at Little Lions Saturday starting at 12 pm.

Lifted Voices is a series of living history programs that bring to life people and stories from Greensboro’s past. This is a free, family-friendly program. Join us for history in first person.


February 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Greensboro History Museum
130 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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