Monday, April 8, 2013

The African American Experience at UNCG: Then and Now



The University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives Department has been collecting oral histories of our African American students from the 1960s. Several of these people will be returning to campus for Reunion this year to participate in a special facilitated session with current students, including members of the Neo-Black Society, to compare the campus "then and now." We are very honored to be able to bring this session for a second year. The first was held last year and was extremely successful with many alumni coming back for the first time in 50 years.  

One attendee said of last year’s event, “What a privilege it was to see the lives represented by the stories you have collected through this oral history project.  Even more amazing was watching the weaving together of the stories and experiences throughout these early years.  For the first time, the story flowed from one year to the next to see what an important role each of these African American Alumni played in forming  who we are today and where we are headed in the future.”  Another attendee called it “one of the most, if not THE most, impactful sessions in my years on campus."
Please make plans to attend this free event to be held Friday, April 12 from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. in the first floor reading room of Jackson Library.

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