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.

“Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – Local 22 

Thursday April 28, 2016 – 5:30pm 

Our 2nd quarter 2016 Salon Series theme is “Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem.” On April 28th, join us for 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 will have a special focus on the union’s interactions with the local police department and the criminal justice system.  The discussion will be moderated by Alex Harris, a Salem College student and North Carolina native.

Local 22 and Tobacco Unionism


R. J. Reynolds High School principal, Claude “Pop” Joyner and Gwendolyn Bailey, at her enrollment at the school, 1957.

“Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – School Integration

Thursday May 26, 2016 – 5:30pm 

Join us for 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. This event is the second of a three-part salon series on twentieth century civil rights activism in Winston-Salem. The final program on June 23rd will focus on the Black Panthers movement in Winston-Salem.

“Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – The Black Panther Party Movement

Thursday June 23, 2016 – 5:30pm 

Join us for the final segment of our Salon Series discussion on Civil Rights activism in Winston-Salem. The event will feature a panel of 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, however, the Winston-Salem Panthers were engaging in some of the same community-building and self-defense activities as other chapters of the Black Panther Party.  The ultimate aim of the Black Panther Party was to improve the lives of  local Black people socially, politically, legally, and otherwise.

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