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We’re once again going to Hop into History at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing this semester! We’ve got three dates scheduled this Spring:

  • Thursday, February 21 
  • Thursday, March 21 
  • Thursday, April 18 

All will be from 5-7pm at Gibb’s location at 504 State Street in Greensboro.

The February event will focus on Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the Palmer Memorial Institute. The awesome folks at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in eastern Guilford County will be bringing artifacts that show Dr. Brown’s work as an educator, as well as her work as a supporter of suffrage, civil rights, and social justice. Founded by Dr. Brown in 1902, Palmer was one of the first elite Black boarding schools in the South. Open until 1971, Dr. Brown transformed the lives of more than 1,000 African American students. You can learn more at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2188513461398141/.

Also, if you want to do some preliminary reading to learn more about a connection between Dr. Brown and UNCG, we have a Spartan Stories post from a few years ago about how the state’s Jim Crow segregationist laws impacted her students and their ability to attend performances in Aycock (now UNCG) Auditorium: https://uncghistory.blogspot.com/2015/02/charlotte-hawkins-brown-walter-clinton.html.

We hope to see many of you at these events!

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