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    • Old house, new future: The revitalization of the shotgun house

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Shotgun houses are the most widely acknowledged expression of African-American architectural design in the United States, rooted in indigenous west African architectural and spatial traditions, and traced from west Africa to Haiti and on to New...
    • Innovative strategies: Preventing neighborhood displacement

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Gentrification and urban revitalization efforts can result in negative impacts to existing communities and neighborhood identities, particularly African-American historic districts, if steps are not taken to ensure housing prices remain affordable...
    • Oral history interview with Larry Moore, 2010

    • 2010-01-22
    • OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro
    • Larry Moore was born in Wilson, North Carolina, in 1948. He discusses the difficulties of integration, the political climate after Brown v. Board of Education, and the effect of Jim Crow laws in the South. Moore enrolled in the Naval Academy and...
    • The ins & outs of fire escapes: Fire safety construction in urban America

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Fire safety construction was first developed beginning in the mid-nineteenth century as a result of fatal incidents in a number of densely populated urban areas, including New York, Chicago, and Boston. Although fire safety regulations were slow to...
    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • Diary of Greensboro's first urban renewal project

    • 1960-05
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • This article contains general information on urban renewal in North Carolina and a specific account of the Cumberland Project in Greensboro. It describes the project through a timeline from October 1951 through February 1960. It also includes a...
    • Planning notes [Number 8, 15 April 1960]

    • 1960-04-15
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Report from the Greensboro Department of Planning highlighted by an article titled " Urban Renewal is People" which is actually a speech previously given by Robert E. Barkley. It dicusses various aspects of urban renewal and concludes with the...
    • Urban renewal: A progress report to the mayor and city council

    • 1959-10-01
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • This report lists achievements of the Workable Program set in 1958, the present status, and the goals for the upcoming year for urban renewal in Greensboro. It focuses on seven basic categories: codes and ordinances, comprehensive community plan,...
    • Lost history: Happy Hill and freedman's enclaves

    • 2006
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Following Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, freed African-Americans built their own neighborhoods and communities. Such places were typically self-sufficient, with businesses, schools, and churches providing residents with necessary goods...
    • Elam Discusses Racism

    • 1969-10-24
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This October 24, 1969 article published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, reports on a campus leadership seminar featuring Greensboro mayor Jack Elam, who spoke frankly on various aspects of race relations in Greensboro...
    • Urban Renewal: Not The Answer

    • 1967-11-07
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This October 10, 1967, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) reports on a panel dicussion held as part of the Black Power Forum held at UNCG November 1-3, 1967. The discussion,...
    • Progress for 1959

    • 1960
    • Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library)
    • This report describes the urban renewal activities of the Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro across multiple locations in the city. Such activities include the Cumberland and Warnersville Projects by which housing and commercial areas of the...
    • Demonstration city proposal, Greensboro, North Carolina

    • 1966-04
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • This document is a tentative proposal and guidelines if the city of Greensboro were to receive federal grant funds for urban renewal. It includes information about Greensboro at the time, the Demonstration City Area and proposed changes and...
    • Progress 1961 [Progress report of the Greensboro Redevelopment Commission]

    • 1961
    • Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library)
    • This report by the Redevelopment Commission provides a status update on urban renewal projects that were in progress in 1961. It highlights the benefits of the urban redevelopment costs versus the expense to the city, provides a timeline of...
    • Oral history interview with Jackie B. Sparkman, 2013 [text/print transcript]

    • 2013-04-13
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Jackie B. Sparkman (1946 - ) graduated in 1967 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), majoring in history and political science. After graduating, she worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in...
    • [Memo inviting UNCG faculty to attend Black Power Forum]

    • 1967-10-30
    • UA2.8 Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
    • This undated memorandum from Jane Ann Ward, president of the University of North Carolina at Grensboro Government Association, is an invitation to faculty members to participate in a series of seminars on issues including Black Power, Vietnam,...
    • W.C. informer [number 8]

    • 1946-04-21
    • UA108.2 University Archives Subject Files
    • The eighth issue of W.C. Informer reports on the passage of the Patman Housing Act of 1946, a precursor to the federal urban renewal program that was envisioned as a means of providing low-cost housing but ultimately resulted in the destruction of...
    • [Urban street scene]

    • 1890-1910
    • Photo Collection -- Bernard M. Cone Photograph Albums
    • Streetscape in an unidentified urban area.

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