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Old 05-10-2017, 11:32 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have a job opportunity in Greensboro and was wondering if there was an African American community at all? I'll be moving from St. George, Utah where, to be frank, I was the only black person within 1,000 miles. I know nothing of Greensboro so just wondering.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:34 AM
 
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Greensboro is about 40% African American and home to 2 HBCUs, 1 of which is currently the largest in the country.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:38 AM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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What's up man, i'my African American , greensboro is quite diverse for a city it's size, spend a week here to get to know the environment , gate city and the east side of town is prodominately African american.

The racial composition of the city is 48.4% White, 40.6% Black or African American, 4.0% Asian American (1.6% Vietnamese, 0.7% Indian), 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3.8% all out of a total of 291.000.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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In fact, North Carolina A&T is the largest HBCU in the United States. Greensboro is far more diverse than any town in Utah so you'll be fine. Depending on your age youll fine some pretty good amenities here. There are upscale jazz clubs, and restaurants such as Dame's Chicken and Waffles. In terms of percentage I think Greensboro is the most diverse urban city in the state when it comes to African Americans and is certainly the most diverse in the Triad area. 40 %. Black with a total population of almost 300, 000 people

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Old 05-11-2017, 08:22 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have a job opportunity in Greensboro and was wondering if there was an African American community at all? I'll be moving from St. George, Utah where, to be frank, I was the only black person within 1,000 miles. I know nothing of Greensboro so just wondering.
St George, been there and yeah you're right. Have you ever been to the South?
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Hi all,

I have a job opportunity in Greensboro and was wondering if there was an African American community at all? I'll be moving from St. George, Utah where, to be frank, I was the only black person within 1,000 miles. I know nothing of Greensboro so just wondering.
I think you will sigh with relief and happiness. Welcome!
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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Everything everyone else has said is correct. I'd add, for the OP who may not know, that Greensboro played an important role in the Civil Rights movement. In 1960, four NC A&T students (the "Greensboro Four": Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., and David Richmond) sat down at the whites-only lunch counter in the Greensboro Woolworth and refused to leave unless they were served. They never were, so they and others continued to sit at lunch counters all over the city, region, and eventually all over the South. After several months, the Woolworth's quietly desegregated and most other lunch counters followed suit.

That Woolworth's is now the International Civil Rights Center & Museum (which has had some organizational problems lately, but that doesn't diminish the role that site played in history).

The Greensboro Sit-In - Black History - HISTORY.com
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