New Winston Museum to Host Salon on Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem

By Staff

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The New Winston Museum’s 2nd quarter 2016 Salon Series theme is “Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem.” On April 28th the NWM will host a panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Korstad (author of Civil Rights Unionism) and other local experts on Local 22 of the FTA-CIO, who will discuss the union’s activity in Winston-Salem. The discussion 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 NWM Programming Intern Alex Harris, a Salem College student and North Carolina native.

To learn more about the Local 22, read CCD’s story on the movement and its impact on our city HERE.

Protest at Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946. Police chief, John Gold, is at right. Striking worker Margaret DeGraffenreid is being forced into police car. Courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection
Protest at Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946. Police chief, John Gold, is at right. Striking worker Margaret DeGraffenreid is being forced into police car. Courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection

The NWM Salon Series: Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem: “Local 22 and Law Enforcement”  will be held Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 PM at the museum, located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. They can be reached at 336.724.2842 or by visiting their website HERE