Exhibit of Black Alumni Portraits Opens March 29
March 22, 2013
A reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, kicks off an exhibition in King Hall of photographic portraits and profiles of black alumni and past activists of Guilford.
Part of the Journeys in Blackness Commemoration, the exhibit in Rooms 126 and 127 will feature 10 photographs by Adam Watkins ’13 along with articles from yearbooks and newspapers. It also will include audio and interactive elements.
“We wanted to add to the body of interviews the Friends Historical Collection began in 2012 to document the integration history at Guilford,” said Judy Harvey ’73, the engaged learning and teaching specialist with the Center for Principled Problem Solving.
“We realized that people were not going to be able to listen to hours and hours of interviews, so we wanted to create another way for more members of the community to learn what we were hearing through the interviews. We also wanted to celebrate our awesome alumni as we commemorate the 50th year of integration.”
The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the semester.
“I hope that visitors will be able to appreciate how far we have come, but be aware of how much we still have to do,” Judy said.
“At Guilford we have set this ambitious goal to be an anti-racist and healthy multicultural institution. This exhibition can help us to have a clear understanding of our history in order to move towards this goal.”