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Black and Blue Tour
February 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black and Blue Tour
3:00 pm | UNC Visitors’ Center
Program webpage: Priceless Gems Tours
A distinctive walking tour on the African-American history of the University, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Black and Blue tour hopes to contribute to a real understanding of our African American past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective on our University’s history. Our guide, Robert Porter, has over thirty years of experience as a lecturer for UNC’s department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, winning numerous teaching awards. He remains passionate about his interests in history, public history, and African-American history, all of which go back to his grade school days. Honoring BLACK HISTORY MONTH with tours and photo exhibition.
Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west wing of Morehead Planetarium, on campus, at 250 East Franklin Street. The entrance faces McCorkle Place quad, has large columns and true blue welcome banners flanking the door. Due to high demand, we must LIMIT registrations to 75 per tour date. A photo exhibit in UNC Visitors’ Center supplements the tour experience. Questions??? Call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630.
Friday, February 12
Friday, February 19: TWO TOURS OFFERED!
1. Black and Blue Tour
2. American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative: Using traditional storytelling, this guided campus tour will give participants an accurate and complete story of the American Indian presence on Carolina’s campus. Focusing on past, present and future, American Indian staff, alumni, students and community members will recall personal experiences and stories from their time at the University and discuss how they relate to Carolina today. The tour will also demonstrate the integration of indigenous knowledge and Westernized knowledge both in the past and today.
Friday, February 26
Tour will begin at the School of Government in order to visit the mural, “Service,” the cemetery and the Stone Center.