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January 2019

The 1960s: A Survey of the Decade

January 22 @ 10:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 17, 2019

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Drawn from the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s collection, this exhibition highlights various art styles and social issues that emerged in America during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Paintings by figurative artists such as Philip Pearlstein and Alex Katz will hang alongside abstract compositions by Raymond Parker, Larry Rivers, and Al Held. Conceptualist works by Shusaku Arakawa and Lee Lozano will serve as counterpoints to Robert Rauschenberg’s socio-political painting, Straw-Boss. The museum will also display works on paper and sculpture by…

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February 2019

The Faces of Freedom Summer: Photography by Herbert Randall

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 8, 2019

Freedom Summer, also known as the the Mississippi Summer Project, was a 1964 voter registration drive sponsored by civil rights organizations including the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Aimed at increasing black voter registration in Mississippi, the Freedom Summer workers included black Mississippians and more than 1,000 out-of-state, predominately white volunteers. The Ku Klux Klan, police and state and local authorities carried out a series of violent attacks against the activists, including arson,…

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Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sullivan Science Building, Room 101, 301 McIver Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Historically, women of color have faced considerable challenges pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Join us on February 27, to hear from five women, who despite these challenges, have made significant contributions to their fields and are pushing society forward. More details: https://aas.uncg.edu/hidden-no-more-stem-women-of-color/ Hidden No More

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The Human Rights Research Network Film Series: Film Title TBA

The UNCG Human Rights Research Network (HRRN) is committed to fostering an interdisciplinary scholarly community for faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, who do human rights-based research, writing, and/or teaching. With the support of various academic departments and other campus partners, HRRN organizes UNCG’s International Human Rights Film Series each year. The free series is open to the entire UNCG and broader Greensboro community, features discussions immediately following each film. HRRN also partners with other departments and organizations…

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March 2019

Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

March 1 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA, 101 Tate St
Greensboro, NC United States

During the months of March and April, 2019, UNCG will host a photographic exhibit, Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads at Tate Street Coffee House. A closing reception, open to the public, will be held on April 27, 2019, 6pm-8pm. Rebecca Adams, the UNCG professor who took a class on tour with the Grateful Dead in the Summer of 1989, and Lena Rodriguez-Gillet, LDR Galleries, will co-curate this exhibit. The work of Lloyd Wolf, a DC-area photographer who accompanied…

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The Profs Do the Movies, “Pictures at a Revolution: Bonnie and Clyde

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 217 (Collins Lecture Hall), School of Music, 100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27412 United States

In January, February, and March 2019, Ron Cassell (History Emeritus) and Keith Cushman (English Emeritus) will present the 15th edition of "The Profs Do the Movies," their popular Emeritus Society program. In 2019 "The Profs" will also be part of the campus-wide "60s" program. Ron and Keith's topic is "Pictures at a Revolution: Three Movies Nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award for 1967." The profs will be introducing, screening, and leading a discussion of three great American movies from…

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The Greensboro Public Library Book Discussion: “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kenndy, James Galdwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America” by Michael Eric Dyson

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W Vandalia Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, USA, 2101 W Vandalia Rd
Greensboro, NC United States

This book discussion will prepare guests for a upcoming visit from the author, Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website.  He will be speaking on the UNCG campus on March 18, 2019.  Free EventFor more in this series visit sixties.uncg.edu

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Two Trains Running by August Wilson

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Triad Stage, 232 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA, 2201 Trade St
Greensboro, NC United States

It’s 1969 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. The city plans big for what they call urban renewal but Memphis Lee’s diner stands in the way. He and his customers fight for survival on the precipice of enormous change. Discover what really matters in this slice of life masterpiece that digs deep into the heart of the American Dream. Runs through March 31. For showtimes and tickets: 336.272.0160 or triadstage.org

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Exhibit Opening and Open House, “Exploring UNCG in the 1960s: An Exhibit presented by The Jackson Libraries”

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Based on research conducted by students in Grogan Residential College, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives will host an exhibit focused on the UNC Greensboro campus in the 1960s. The Exhibit Open House is Thursday, March 14th from noon to 1:30 in Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library. For more information visit the event page on Facebook . The exhibit itself will be open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, beginning on March 15 and running through…

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Michael Eric Dyson

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UNCG Recital Hall, 100 McIver St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA, 101 McIver St
Greensboro, NC United States

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN’s The Undefeated website. The topic of his talk is "Race, Racism and Race Relations" in America.   He will discuss his new book, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America”. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and Dr. Dyson will sign the books in the lobby after the lecture. Read…

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