Civil Rights Activism

New Winston Museum “Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – Thursday June 23, 2016

The Winston-Salem Black Panther Party

Our final segment of our Salon Series discussion on Civil Rights activism in Winston-Salem features speakers formerly affiliated with the Black Panther Party.

The Winston-Salem chapter of the Black Panther Party was born organically out of the ashes of earlier civil rights groups. When the group of activists that would eventually become the Winston-Salem Panthers first started organizing, they were not formally associated with the national Black Panther Party. Even before they became officially affiliated in 1971, the Winston-Salem Panthers were engaging in some of the same community-building and self-defense activities as other chapters of the Party. The ultimate aim of the Black Panther Party was to improve the lives of local Black people socially, politically, legally, and otherwise.



New Winston Museum “Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – Thursday May 26, 2016

School Integration

This is the second part of our Salon Series discussion on Civil Rights activism in Winston-Salem. Special guests will be Daisy Chambers, the first Black teacher on the faculty at Clemmons Elementary in 1964; Ms. Norma Corley, one of three Black students assigned to integrate the formerly all-white Easton Elementary School in 1958; and Dr. Kenneth Simington, a student at Carver Elementary School in 1970 and currently the assistant superintendent for instructional and student services with WSFC Schools. The final program in the series is on June 23rd and will focus on the Black Panthers movement in Winston-Salem.



New Winston Museum “Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – Thursday April 28, 2016

Local 22 and Tobacco Unionism

Our 2nd quarter 2016 Salon Series theme is “Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem.” On April 28th, we hosted a panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Korstad (author of Civil Rights Unionism) and Richard Koritz (son of Philip Koritz, Director of Local 22 of the FTA-CIO).  The program includes a special focus on the union’s interactions with the local police department and the criminal justice system.  The discussion is moderated by Alex Harris, a Salem College student and North Carolina native.



New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Thursday April 14, 2016

Transportation Iconography in African American Art

Dr. Alison Fleming, Associate Professor of Art History at Winston-Salem State University, discusses the significance of transportation iconography in the artwork of John Biggers and other Southern African American artists. Three Biggers prints, on loan from Delta Arts Center, will be on display at New Winston Museum from April 11th through April 30th.

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