Greensboro Celebrating 150 Years

Wednesday 08 July 2020

According to oral history, the Greensboro Community was founded in 1870, shortly after the Civil War ended. Former slaves migrated westward from across Alabama by following old wagon trails into Winston County. In a later edition, we will reveal more facts and historical information regarding the establishment of Greensboro. The Greensboro Celebration Committee had targeted Sunday, April 26, 2020, as the day of festivities. However, the pandemic of 2020 caused the committee to cancel the celebration until further notice. Nevertheless, the planning committee will continue to collect pictures, artifacts, news articles, and oral history. “We hope circumstances will change soon,” according to committee member Joann Miller-Eiland. We were fired up and ready for April 26; however, God changed our plans. We believe and hope 2021 will allow us an opportunity to host our grand celebration. We want to thank our committee members for their exhausting work in planning Greensboro’s 150th birthday celebration. This magnificent committee consists of Patricia Miller-Ball, Maxine Carter-Coburn, Glendia Cooper, Elaine Miller-Hobson, Deberne Nave-Kelly, Lillie Austin-Miller, Maxine Goss-Talley, and Frank Taylor.

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