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Greensboro’s Terra Cotta remembered

Graduate students from the Public History program are helping to ensure the history of Terra Cotta, a community in western Greensboro, isn’t overlooked.

For close to a century — from the 1880s through the 1960s– Terra Cotta was an African American company town where workers made the clay pipes that supported sewer systems across the South.

Eight UNCG graduate students have partnered with the Terra Cotta Heritage Foundation to create an exhibition in the neighborhood’s museum about the rich life of the community. The opening of the exhibit, titled Past the Pipes: Stories of the Terra Cotta Community, will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Terra Cotta Heritage Museum, 504 Norwalk St. in Greensboro. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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