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African American Stories Come to Life at History Museum February 15

Post Date:02/10/2020 1:30 PM
The Greensboro History Museum is hosting Lifted Voices: African American History with costumed interpreters sharing stories of African American contributions to democracy from 1-5 pm, Saturday, February 15 at the Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave.

Lifted Voices is a free, family-friendly program that offers history in the first person. Visitors can meet Ned Griffen, 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.

Greensboro History Museum's Project Democracy 20/20 is exploring American democracy and voting with exhibits, programs and community collaborations across 2020 and beyond. The centerpiece of the initiative, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, is on view at the museum now through March 29, 2020.