Black Cultural Attractions in Greensboro

posted on June 15, 2020 by Paislee

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Greensboro, NC the home of the Civil Rights Sit-in, welcomes all! Celebrate black art, culture, and history in Greensboro.
  • The International Civil Rights Center and Museum

  • Gillespie Golf Course

  • Charlotte Hawkins Memorial

  • TheHistoricMagnoliaHouse(1)

    The Historic Magnolia House

Attractions:

International Civil Rights Center and Museum: Celebrating 20 years of operations, in the former F.W. Woolworth, it’s home to the Sit-in movement in 1960.

Address: 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

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Gillespie Golf Course: Nine-Hole Golf Course that plays to 18 is one of the sites of the civil rights movement.

Address: 306 E Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27406

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Charlotte Hawkins Museum: Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Today visitors can explore this unique environment where boys and girls lived and learned during the greater part of the 20th century.

Address: 6136 Burlington Rd, Gibsonville, NC 2724

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Historic Magnolia House: During America’s period of segregation, the Magnolia House Motel accommodated traveling African Americans who were not allowed to share the same eating and sleeping facilities as Caucasians.  Today, the Historic Magnolia House hosts brunches and events.

Address: 442 Gorrell St, Greensboro, NC 27406

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Underground Railroad at Guilford College:

Known as the New Garden Woods in the 1800s, this is felt as a sacred place. Located within the historically Quaker New Garden/Guilford College community, it encompasses old growth forest and at least one champion tree standing as a silent witness to Underground Railroad activities.

Trail to the champion tree is 0.3 mile one-way. It includes uneven surfaces with an accessible viewing platform and seating at the end.

Address: Behind Guilford College Greensboro, NC 27410

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Arts:

The Artist Bloc: A creative space that regularly holds events. They also sell art supplies and serve artist inspired beverages.

Address: 1020 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

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African American Atelier: Located inside the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center. — The Atelier focuses on Arts, Culture, & Education around the African American Experience.

Address: 200 N Davie St #14, Greensboro, NC 27401

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Steele Hall Gallery: 

Located at Bennett College, gallery showcases the college’s valuable art collections and annual rotational exhibitions, highlighting local, regional and national talent.

Address: 202 University Circle (Dudley Building)
Greensboro, N.C. 27411

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University Galleries at NC A&T: Comprised of the Mattye Reed African Heritage Collection, dedicated to the ancestral and contemporary arts of Africa and the Caribbean; and the H. Clinton Taylor Collection, which centers on the work of both emerging and established African American artists.

Address: 202 University Circle (Dudley Building)
Greensboro, N.C. 27411

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Public Murals:

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Mural by Dare Coulter 
Location: 1420 E Cone Blvd, Greensboro, NC

Mural by Nils Westergard 
Location: Windsor Recreation Center –1601 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27401

Murals by JEKS
JTimber Location: Behind Boxcar Bar + Arcade 120 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406
Nipsey Hussle Location: Sensuous Scents boutique — 1401 E. Bessemer Ave. in Greensboro, NC
Samuel L. Jackson Location: Mother Tucker’s Eatery — 1642 Spring Garden St
Greensboro NC 27403

  • February One statue, A&T Four Monument by James Barnhill

  • MLK Jr. Bust by Wilbur Lee Mapp

  • Five Point Bench

    Five Point Bench by Gary Gresko

  • Coffe Cup Collaborative

    One of the Seven Coffee Cups Collaboratives

  • Back Art

    A Monument of Respect by Vandorn Hinnant.

Public Statues and Sculptures

February one statue, A&T Four Monument by James Barnhill

Location– 1601 E. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401

MLK Jr. Bust by Wilbur Lee Mapp

Location– the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Bragg Street 

Five Point Bench by Gary Gresko

Location– the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Bragg Street

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A Monument to Dignity and Respect by Vandorn Hinnant

Location– the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Bragg Street

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Greensboro Coffee Cups Collaborative Walk

7 Cups by 7 different artist located in downtown Greensboro. Inspired by the Sit-In Movement.

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