We would like to announce that the Library will host The Oasis Spaces Traveling Exhibit from February 3, 2024, until March 11, 2024. This exhibit, provided by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, interprets “The Negro Motorist Green Book” and the African American travel experience from 1933 to 1966.
“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. More than 300 North Carolina businesses were listed in the travel guide, including the Safety Taxi Company of Salisbury, NC, which is still in business. Please drop by and visit the exhibit while it is on campus!
The exhibit will be at North Campus from Monday, February 5 through Wednesday, February 21.
The exhibit will be at South Campus from Thursday, February 22 through Friday, March 1.
Self-guided tours are available during Library hours.
Duane Galloway, Rowan-Cabarrus History Faculty, and Laurie Robb, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, will be providing a guided tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, February 21 at North, and Wednesday, February 28 at South.
To learn more visit our African-Amercan History Guide!
Watch the Movie for Free!
Watch the 2018 movie, The Green Book, on our free streaming movie service, Swank! Based on a true story, Bouncer Tony Lip is hired by African-American musician Don Shirley to chauffer him around the Jim Crow South in 1962 for an eight-week concert tour. The mismatched men form a friendship as Tony learns first-hand the racism Don must endure to perform.