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Author Fergus Bordewich discusses history of the Underground Railroad

Author Fergus Bordewich discusses history of the Underground Railroad

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

November 18, 2019

In partnership with the North Carolina Friends Historical Society and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, author Fergus Bordewich spoke in Dana Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. The program began with the singing of African-American spirituals from Director of Community Learning James S...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

Yunah Kim, News Editor

March 15, 2019

Falzone presents Senior Thesis under Guilford History Department The History department invited Guilford students, staff and faculty members to attend senior Jacob Falzone’s honors thesis presentation titled, “The White Rose: Fables and the Politics of Memory of War.” The presentation was gi...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

Yunah Kim, News Editor

February 15, 2019

Lunch with the Provost discusses changes and strategies On Monday, Feb. 11, Guilford students joined Provost Frank Boyd in the Atrium of Founders Hall for lunch and conversation in the cafeteria. The lunch discussion was held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and covered a range of topics concerning the c...

Community tours Underground Railroad

Community tours Underground Railroad

Ethan Santana, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

As the moon lights up the night sky above, John Dimrey, the first fugitive slave of Guilford County to follow the Underground Railroad, moves swiftly through the forest, silent as a mouse, on his quest to freedom. In the darkness, he searches for a smooth tree, feeling the bark against his skin. With...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

October 6, 2017

NFL Controversy Campus Discussion On Thursday, Sept. 28, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Brothers Doing Positive hosted a campus dialogue centered around the recent NFL controversy. The event was planned in light of the many NFL players, coaches and executives taking a knee during...

Underground Railroad tour teaches local history

Underground Railroad tour teaches local history

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2016

Hundreds of years ago, enslaved Africans and their descendants made their way to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses throughout the country that lead to Canada and states that did not condone slavery. Today, parts of that history still stand at Guilford, where Quaker...

Underground Railroad left mark on campus

Renne Dehart, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

Sam was a slave in Guilford County nearly 200 years ago. His master, Osborne, was so brutal that even other slaveholders took sympathy on Sam. He decided it was time to run away, and with the help of Quakers Levi and Vestal Coffin, he began his escape. The trail he took, hoping to reach Indiana, took...