Tour 1: September 17 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Guilford Woods, The Underground Railroad
The significance of the woods as a place of refuge has been passed down through the years. Abolitionist Levi Coffin grew up north of the site and references these woods between his home and his New Garden Quaker Meeting as a place of refuge. The case of John Dimery’s escape and quick movement to Indiana in 1819 is the earliest documented instance of Underground Railroad activity in the Guilford Woods.
Tour 2: October 8th – 10 a.m. to 12:00pm – Grassroots Tour
Developed by the Beloved Community Center, the Grassroots History Tour retraces the footprints of the Civil Rights Movement throughout Greensboro, visiting museums and historic locations often left out of history books. This tour provides the opportunity for participants to interact with those who organized demonstrations and sit-ins, and who affected change in the city.
Tour 3: October 22nd – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Thoroughly examine the complex tapestry of American history through the struggle for justice and equality. Participants will witness the restored lunch counter in its original location, plus 13 galleries with vivid photography, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive exhibits. The tour will be followed by a brief moment of shared reflections.
The best part… these are all FREE to attend! More detail and registration can be found here.