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.
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.