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Bill Slawter, “Cruisin’ Through 1960s Greensboro with Bill Slawter, Author of ‘Sit-ins, Drive-ins and Uncle Sam'” (August 3)

August 3, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Bill Slawter, Author of “Sit-ins, Drive-ins and Uncle Sam”

Cruisin’ Through 1960s Greensboro with Bill Slawter”

Bill Slawter is a retired attorney who lives in Asheville, N.C. with his wife Carolyn. They have two sons and four grandchildren. He grew up in the Glenwood section of Greensboro and finished high school at Grimsley in1964. After receiving his AB degree in English at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1968, serving two years in the U.S. Army, and earning his JD at UNC School of Law in 1973, he practiced law in Asheville for 40 years, including 13 years as Asheville City Attorney. He grew up in a family of six children and both of his sisters still live in the Greensboro area. His parents continued to reside in Glenwood until his mother’s death in 1984 and his father’s death in 2008.

Slawter’s book weaves together the history of the 1960s civil rights movement in Greensboro and coming of age in the era of drive-in restaurants and drive-in theaters, while living with the fear of getting drafted and being sent to Vietnam. Extensively researched, the book includes 70 photos, many from the Greensboro History Museum. On May 23, 2022, the book was featured  as the theme for the evening at the Greensboro History Museum’s Belle Meade Society annual dinner and fundraiser.

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August 3, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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