Fabric of Freedom Kickoff in Greensboro

This year’s Fabric of Freedom events kick off September 2 at the very place the sit-in movement began: the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, located in the former F.W. Woolworth building.

Food for Thought: Greensboro Sit-ins

The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happens this week. Signed July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act outlawed ingrained forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, as well as women. It also ended strict and biased voter registration requirements and public segregation in schools, at … Continued

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Podiums and Plates: Atlantic World Foodways Conference

This weekend, the Atlantic World Research Network hosted both the academic and the epicure at the conference “Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy and Spain” in Greensboro, North Carolina. Scholars and chefs, students and connoisseurs gathered to consider “how transatlantic contact combined and transformed old foodways, and how those foodways have transformed us all.”