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CACE 2023 celebrates ‘Bridge Builders’

Paintings of inspiring African-Americans by Dr. Frank Woods on the wall of the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The theme for this year is “Bridge Builders: Black Dialogues, Connections and Transformations.” It will feature a celebration of the art and scholarly work of Dr. Frank Woods.

Andrew Young, MLK, and a ‘freedom high’

Civil Rights icon Andrew Young with Chancellor Gilliam. Young spoke at UNCG for the International Civil Rights Museum Speaker Series.

Nearly 70 years ago, he joined the fight to bring equal rights to all Americans. The 90-year-old civil rights activist Andrew Young came to UNCG to talk about his work with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Collection showcase about Judge Elreta Alexander

Black and white photo of Judge Elreta Melton Alexander in front of the UNCG library.

The judge was the first African-American woman elected to the district court for Guilford County. The Special Collections and University Archives will have materials related to her achievements on display during an event at Oden Brewing Company on February 23.

Celebrate, Honor, and Get Involved

A student helps with park cleanup during MLK Day of Service in 2021.

Each year on the third Monday of January, the nation observes a federal holiday to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday celebrates and remembers the Baptist minister and Civil Rights leader who was assassinated April 4, 1968, but not before leaving a legacy of nonviolent protest against racial injustice. Below are a few ways the UNCG community may join in honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

Student clubs celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Papel Picado Creations Workshop lets students make their own Latin-inspired art.

Students got to learn about the many contributions of Latin Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Student clubs such as Ritmo Latino helped bring the celebration to campus.

Black Music Month: Exploring music’s historical roadmap

School of Music assistant professor David Aarons

Where did musical pioneers hone their iconic styles? Where did various instruments come from? Ethnomusicologist David Aarons guides his students through musical history. This Black Music Month, the assistant professor shares some of music’s biggest cultural influences, including those from his native Jamaica.

Students, faculty work with Beloved Community Center

two women chatting indoors

For more than 15 years, UNCG faculty and students have worked with the social justice organization Beloved Community Center, which takes its name from the “Beloved Community” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of achieving through nonviolent dialogue and universal cooperation.