New Items Added to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

The Triad Black Lives Matter Protest Collection was created to document the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality protests and race relations in the Triad area of North Carolina. The collection contains digital photographs and video footage relating to the George Floyd protests. 

Collecting for the project is ongoing, and the archive is particularly interested in photographs, video, protest signs, clothing, flyers, posters, creative works, etc. Additionally, the archive would like to document local organizations involved with the movement. The material can be historic, originating with the founding of the movement, as well as current. Physical and digital material can be accepted into the collection. 

The project is also currently gathering and adding documentation of the names of the artists who created the art featured in the documentary photos.

Submit materials to be added to the collection

When everything is turned upside, how do you cope? While some of us struggle to make sense of it all, there are those that turn to the arts for self-expression and use their talent for the greater good. 

Amari Brown, one of the many artists who contributed their talent to the plywood murals on South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro, recently added his artwork to the collection. He stopped by Jackson Library with his family to see the exhibit on display at the College Avenue entrance. Brown’s parents were excited to see his artwork up and on display for patrons. Inside of Jackson Library and also in the portico outside were large photographs of Brown’s work, including images of the Black Panther, Storm and Angela Davis.