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#BelieveInTheG: Celebrate Your Spartan Pride!

Now in its fifth year, #BelieveInTheG is one of UNCG's largest celebrations of school spirit.

The campaign launches on February 21  and runs through February 22, 2018. During this 48-hour period, show your pride by wearing blue and gold, making a gift of any size to University Libraries and sharing why you love UNCG on social media with #BelieveInTheG. Let's tell the world what it means to be a Spartan!

Exposing students to new ideas, sparking their ingenuity and satisfying their intellectual curiosity is at the core of what we do every day. University Libraries is an instructional partner: strengthening learning experiences for students, fostering the burgeoning demand for collaboration and creativity for faculty, and playing a vital role in the fabric of our campus community through evolving technology, flexible and functional spaces and promoting life-long learning.Visit www.believeintheg.com now!

Book Discussion of The Underground Railroad Led by Noelle Morrissette

A book discussion of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Weatherspoon Art Museum. A pre-talk reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the book discussion begins at 7 p.m. The first 10 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Underground Railroad. The event is free and open to the public. Noelle Morrissette, UNCG Associate Professor of English will lead the book discussion in conjunction with the exhibition of work by Sanford Biggers. 
Whitehead’s research for his novel included content from the Digital Libary on American Slavery, an online resource that was created at UNCG and is part of the digital scholarship collection. The author used images of runaway slave advertisements in the book, which are also part of the Digital Library on American Slavery. View the collection at https://library.uncg.edu/slavery/
Broadly interested in poetry and poetics, biography and autobiography, and gender and sexuality, Morrissette uses multipl…

Documenting Slavery and Freedom Public Talk on February 21 at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Don't miss Documenting Slavery and Freedom, a public talk on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from    12 - 1 p.m. in the Dillard Room at Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The free event will feature Gwen Gosney Erickson, Guilford College Archivist and Librarian, and Richard Cox, UNCG Digital Technology Consultant, sharing their experiences preserving and making publicly accessible primary source materials like letters, newspaper articles and deeds that document anti-slavery and slavery activities in Greensboro and in North Carolina.

As Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist, Erickson manages the special collections unit of Guilford College, which includes anti-slavery related Quaker documents and letters. Guilford’s campus is notable for its history as a school and as land where local African Americans worked with New Garden Quakers, including famed Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin, to implement Underground Railroad activities. Enslaved Africans escaped to the Guilford C…