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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

This guide accompanies the Created Equal film series, hosted at F.D. Bluford Library and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Speaker Armondo Collins





Armondo Collins is a writer and scholar who lives and works in Greensboro, NC. A graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, Armondo also earned a Master’s degree in English and African-American Literature from NCA&T, and is currently a PhD candidate in English at UNCG.  Mr. Collins’ research focus is in the area of Black Nationalist Religious Rhetoric. His forthcoming dissertation project will explore 19th and 20th Century depictions of a ‘Black’ God and Jesus in African-American literature as rhetoric. In addition to writing and research, Armondo also teaches multimedia design classes at UNCG’s Digital Media Commons where he will be serving as department head this fall. 

Speaker Cora Mathewson





Cora Mathewson graduated with honors from Guilford College where she majored in both American History and African American Studies.   She received the Master of Arts in English and African American Literature from North Carolina A&T State University.  She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Golden Key honor societies.  Mrs. Mathewson’s graduate thesis entitled “Why Sit Ye Here and Die: The Abolitionist Rhetoric of Maria W. Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances Ellen Harper" is a part of F.D. Bluford Library’s collection.