Reflections on American Democracy

Greensboro History Museum

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The Greensboro History Museum is your source for stories and information on the history of the Piedmont North Carolina, particularly Greensboro and Guilford County. The museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. Collections document the many different nationalities and people who impacted the county’s history: Native Americans, Germans, African Americans, Quakers and Scots-Irish. Archives and artifacts relate to the lives of prominent Guilford County residents, such as David Caldwell, First Lady Dolley Madison, Governor John Motley Morehead, author O. Henry and educator Charles Henry Moore. For students, for families, for researchers, for everyone opportunities to study events in colonial Guilford County, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South.

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This June 2020 video lecture from Barbara Clark Smith, Curator of Political History at the National Museum of American History, recounts the thinking that shaped the American Democracy exhibition and explores the big challenges posed by US politics today.
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