Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the third-largest city by population. As of September, 2010, its estimated population was 260,083.
As Greensboro evolved into one of North Carolina's primary cities, changes began to occur within its traditional social structure. On February 1, 1960, four black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College sat down at an all-white Woolworth's lunch counter, and refused to leave after they were denied service. Hundreds of others soon joined in this sit-in, which lasted several months. Such protests quickly spread across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregation of Woolworth's and other chains. The original lunch counter and stools where the four first sat are still in their original location, now home to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
Greensboro's earliest neighborhood is College Hill, located between West Market Street and Spring Garden Street, in and around Greensboro College. Southside is among the oldest neighborhoods in the city and has experienced major redevelopment.
Downtown Greensboro has experienced construction investment in recent years with developments such as NewBridge Bank Park, and residential developments and office construction. The Southside neighborhood downtown exemplifies central-city reinvestment as a formerly economically depressed neighborhood that has been redeveloped into an award-winning neotraditional-style neighborhood. Downtown Greensboro also has experienced a dramatic increase in nightlife with the opening of numerous nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
Greensboro is home to an active and diverse arts community. Events and venues range from the nationally acclaimed annual Eastern Music Festival to Weatherspoon Art Museum to the cutting edge performances of the Triad Stage theater company. The Greensboro Cultural Center houses more than 25 visual and performing arts organizations, five art galleries, rehearsal halls, a sculpture garden, privately operated restaurant with outdoor cafe-style seating, and an outdoor amphitheater.
Art galleries include the African American Atelier, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, the Greensboro Artists' League Gallery and Gift Shop, the Guilford Native American Art Gallery and the Mattye Reed African Heritage Center Satellite Gallery. Reed African American Heritage Museum, located at North Carolina A&T State University, hosts one of the most acclaimed collections of African culture in the nation. The museum houses more than 3,500 art and craft pieces from more than 30 African nations, New Guinea and Haiti.
Thunderstorms are common during the spring and summer months, some being severe in nature. Strong tornadoes have struck the Greensboro area, notably Stoneville, North Carolina on March 20, 1998, Clemmons, North Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 5, 1989 and Clemmons, North Carolina and Greensboro on May 7, 2008.
WTJY 89.5 FM Asheboro, NC Gospel Music
WNAA 90.1 FM Greensboro, NC Variety
WSNC 90.5 FM Winston-Salem, NC Jazz
WPTI 94.5 FM Eden, NC Talk
WQMG 97.1 FM Greensboro, NC Urban Contemporary
WJMH 102.1 FM Reidsville, NC Hip Hop
WMKS 105.7 FM Clemmons, NC Top-40
WEJM (LPFM) 106.1 FM Mount Zion, NC Hip Hop
WKZL 107.5 FM Winston-Salem, NC Top-40
WGOS 1070 AM High Point, NC Variety
WSML 1200 AM Graham, NC Sports
WKEW 1400 AM Greensboro, NC Gospel Music
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Beney's Hairbraiding - Category: Hair Salon - 1012 W Lee Street Greensboro, NC, 27403 (336) 547-9718
Braid and Hair Designs By Nina - Category: Black Hair Salon - 1002 Arnold St - Greensboro, NC (336) 272-4247
Carolina Peacemaker - Category: African American Newspaper - Post Office Box 20853, Greensboro, NC, 27420 (919) 274-6210
Diana Express Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salon - 708 North English Street Greensboro, NC, 27405 (336) 274-2020
Eclipse - Category: Black Hair Salon - 510 N Church St Ste B - Greensboro, NC (336) 574-0078
Fatou Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salon - 4619 High Point Road # A Greensboro, NC, 27407 (336) 632-9452
Hair Favor Salon - Category: Black Hair Salon - 2729 Battleground Ave. Suite #15 - Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 423-6396 Book@Styleseat.com/hairfavor
Miko's House of Locs - Category: Black Hair Salon - 805 Garrett Street - Greensboro, NC (336) 333-3704
Millennium Styln Studio - Category: Black Hair Salon - (336) 574-2288
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Personal Treasures Supply & Salon - Category: Beauty Salon/Supply - 3313 South Holden Road Greensboro, NC, 27407 (336) 315-1880
Serene Studio - Category: Black Hair Salon - Greensboro, NC (410) 412-0885
Shonaraes Boutique Of Hair Elegance - Category: Black Hair Salon - 1709 Spring Garden Street - Greensboro, NC (336) 274-9008
Sparkle's Hair Studio - Our goal is to pamper you from head to toe and to bring out your individual, natural beauty. - 107 North Murrow Blvd. Suite 100 A (336) 988-2563
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The Raveen Hair Replacement Designers - Category: Black Hair Salon - 3012 High Point Road Greensboro - Greensboro, NC (336) 852-7449
Twisted Rootz Natural Hair Care Salon - Category: Black Hair Salon - Natural Hair Care salon focusing on transition from perm to natural and the creation and cultivation of locs, using natural products. - 1325 S Eugene Street, Suite 102 Greensboro, North Carolina (336) 676-4111 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Bennett College - Category: Historically Black College - 900 E Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239 (336) 273-4431 - (visit website)
Carolina Kings Motorcycle Club - Category: Motorcycle Club - P.O. Box 78118 Greensboro, NC, 27407 - (visit website)
Open Hand Publishing, LLC - Category: African American Bookstore - A national reputation for publishing adult and children's books that reflect the diverse cultures within the US. - Greensboro, NC (336) 292-8585 - (visit website)
The Kings Inn at Sedgefield - Category: Innkeepers - Christopher & Leisha Dooley, Innkeepers - 2811 Roland Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27407 (336) 316-0604
100 Black Men of TRIAD, Inc. - Category: Community Service - - P. O. Box 21452 Greensboro, North Carolina 27420
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Filet of Soul - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 3205 Yanceyville Street - Greensboro, NC (336) 954-5426
Granma Ann's Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 4925 W Market St - Greensboro, NC (336) 235-2880
M & M Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 410 Four Seasons Town Court - Greensboro, NC (336) 299-5383
Stephanie's Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Stephanie's has 3 locations 2 in greensboro and 1609 N. Church Street, Burlington. We serve homestyle food at 2507 Randleman Road and fast food at the other locations. - 2507 Randleman Road - Greensboro, NC (336) 389-1008
The City of Greensboro, NC has immersed itself in the blues as a lead-up to the Piedmont Blues Freservation Society's Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly, the longest running blues festival in the Southeast under the big tent in Festival Park in beautiful downtown Greensboro, NC.
Fun Fourth Festival - (JULY) An Independence Day celebration held in downtown Greensboro's National Register Historic District.
The festival is jam-packed with fun, lively and engaging entertainment for the young and the young-at-heart.
Greensboro Youth Council Party - Held in September
High school students come together to socialize with people with different backgrounds and encourage diversity.
The Greensboro Kwanzaa Collective - The Greensboro Kwanzaa Collective has been conducting a 7 day Kwanzaa celebration for six seasons, and this will be our seventh. Greensboro N.C.
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