Winter Fair Lecture: Black American Life Post Emancipation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James A. Gray Auditorium
Black American Life Post Emancipation
Cheryl Harry, Manager of Human Resources & Emerita Director of African American Programs
Freedom has finally come to enslaved people in Forsyth County. Hopes and dreams are reignited. But how was life after slavery? Amid the backdrop of the Jim Crow south, descendants of slaves managed to build a flourishing community in a “separate and unequal” municipality. Learn about the schools, business and social organizations that were started. Take a sentimental journey through the early neighborhoods and meet some of the people who worked to develop tight knit bonds called community. Participants are invited to share their stories of triumph and poignant memories of early experiences in Winston-Salem.