GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Saturday, the Greensboro History Museum opened a new exhibit called “Pieces of Now".
The exhibit highlights photographs, artifacts, art and video stories from the 2020 social justice protests in downtown Greensboro. The museum staff worked closely with artists to collect and document the protests for future generations and to provide a place for community conversations.
Kevin Greene was one of thousands of people in downtown Greensboro for the social justice protests, where he captured photos that will go down in history. One of his photos, a picture of a black man and and a white girl holding hands, went viral and now it is on display at the exhibit.
“It was about documenting the moment, just making sure I was telling everyone’s story that was out there and give an accurate depiction as best as I could," Greene says.
Virginia Holmes is an artist also with works on display in the exhibit, she was also a protest leader during that time. She told us, she hopes when people come to the museum they feel her emotion, along with the thousands that were involved.
“Literally what you see is representation of love, our support for our people before our city, and I think that’s the most important thing that should be taken away from here is that artists protect artists but more so, we do what we do because we have people around us who support what we do," Holmes says.
The exhibit is “unfinished” as the museum is still looking for community members to add their voices and fill in missing pieces of the story.
You can experience “Pieces of Now” on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. 7 p.m.