Undesign the Redline Exhibit

About the Exhibit

A wide variety of community partners (listed below) have collaborated to bring Undesign the Redline to Winston-Salem, an exhibit on our deep local and national history of redlining.

The interactive curriculum explores the history of racism and inequality, reflecting how these concepts were compounded by and reflected in 1938 redlining maps. We'll also focus in on Winston-Salem's own redlining history: you'll learn more about how and why our own city's physical layout evolved in the way it did.

To learn more, you can watch the opening night remarks and FOX8 segment as well as read this article in The Chronicle.

guided tours

While the exhibit can be self-guided, we are also offering guided tours (upcoming dates listed below). No reservations are needed. Please meet inside the Central Library just outside the Auditorium a few minutes before the tour is to start. Face masks are required for all participants.

  • Monday, November 8 | 12:00 PM
    hosted by Mike Wakeford from MUSE Winston-Salem
  • Friday, November 12 | 12:30 PM
    hosted by Phyllis Caldwell-George from Financial Pathways of the Piedmont
  • Saturday, November 13 | 1:00 PM
    hosted by Twana Roebuck from Experiment in Self-Reliance

Additional guided tours will be posted soon.


Community Partners

Many community partners have collaborated to make this exhibit possible. You can learn more about each group below.