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Threads in Greensboro’s Past

Threads in Greensboro’s Past focused on Greensboro’s mill villages, the towns-within-a-town built by the textile industry. The villages served as home to tens of thousands of mill families from the turn of the twentieth century through the late 1950s. Students toured a “memory map” of Northeast Greensboro to a dozen community locations; recorded eighteen interviews with former mill village residents (archived at UNCG and the Greensboro Historical Museum); designed and printed a self-guided neighborhood tour of the villages, and led public van tours of the neighborhood.

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