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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…