New Winston Museum “Lost, Found, and Transformed: Our Storied Places in African-American History” Salon Series, Fall 2017


“Roots of the I.Q.: Innovation on Depot Street,” Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Winston Museum Salon Series: “Lost, Found, and Transformed: Our Storied Places in African-American History,” program number 2: “The Roots of the I.Q.: Innovation on Depot Street.” Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Goler Family Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem, NC. This program focused on black-owned businesses and organizations created in and near the neighborhoods that became Innovation Quarter (Belews Street and Depot Street), and how neighbors came together to innovate and create– building vibrant communities in the era of Jim Crow. Moderator: Rosemary Millar, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts. Panelists: Michael Suggs, president of the Goler Community Development Corporation; Barbara Morris, a former resident of the Belews St. neighborhood, and Michelle McCullough, project planner for the City of Winston-Salem and member of the Historic Resources Commission.


“Envisioning Columbian Heights” Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Winston Museum Salon Series:
“Lost, Found, and Transformed: Our Storied Places in African-American History,” third and final program: “Envisioning Columbian Heights.” November 16, 2017, Mars Hill Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

This program focused on the overlapping histories of two master-planned developments: Columbian Heights and Winston-Salem State University. Panelists explored the complicated relationship between the neighborhood and the growing institution; how the residential area was both corroded by and lifted up by WSSU.

Moderator Rosemary Millar, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts, will lead the panel discussion. Panelists will include Mrs. Gloria Diggs Banks, sister of James Thackery Diggs, Jr., the namesake of Diggs Gallery at WSSU; Dr. James Lewis, reverend and longtime resident of the Columbian Heights Extension neighborhood; and Sandra Jenkins Armstrong, retired teacher and longtime resident of the Columbian Heights neighborhood.


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