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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King – Greensboro Visit

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Greensboro is the center of the civil rights movement. We proudly will boast that our institutions of higher learning and rich history including the Underground Railroad powered by the Quakers and the brave enslaved African captive running from the kidnappers who held themselves and family in slavery for hundreds of years.

The Quakers help to settle a community that we call Warnersville. Today Warnersville has been resettled and the quaint community who had it’s own schools, Doctor Dr. Hampton, service station Mr. Stokes. A snack bar owned by my mothers GrandParent.  A Historic School in Warnersville was recently demolished. It is basically the last structure from that era.

Later the projects housing community was planned.

Greensboro, NC also had historically Black Colleges who today are still in existence, NCA&T and Bennett College who are the eyes and ears to the black world because students from all over the world come here to be educated.

When Dr. Martin Luther King came to Greensboro he spoke at Bennett College for women. The only place that would accept him to speak.

 

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Full Text of his speechBookReaderImages.php

Things To Do In Greensboro

MLK Parade- MLK BLVD

Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the annual parade in Ole Asheboro neighborhood in Greensboro.

Parade Event Hours: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Parade Route:  Starting at Benbow Professional Building and ending at MLK Jr. Drive & Gorrell St.
See parade map below

Motorists are reminded that pedestrians have the right of way, and are asked to use caution where participants are present.

 

Happy Anniversary African American Atelier!

 

One of my first jobs was at the African American Atelier. The first major Jewelry sale I ever made was to the African American Atelier’s Gift Store. For 25 years The African American Atelier has been an Anchor in the Greensboro Community, Educating and Nurturing the Artist in all of us young and old.

Many of us have seen the Murals in Greensboro that the Summer Camp Ateiler around the World have produced. Some of us know that The Ateiler provides well paying jobs to young artist and allow Title one schools the opportunity to incorporate Art in the Afterschool Programs.

My Daughter has participated in many of the workshops and camps that The African American Atelier has provided with no cost to community.