Safe House Museum

Greensboro AL / 2010 / 5th Year Project

Safe House Museum

Greensboro AL / 2010 / 5th Year Project

The Safe House Black Historic Museum in Greensboro is a site of great significance to black history in the area and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. The museum documents the struggle for equality at the local level along with other highlights of the Civil Rights Movement in Hale County. The museum is housed in a small shotgun house in the Depot neighborhood, a home where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan. The museum was founded by Mrs. Theresa Burroughs in 1992.

The project centers on the connection of the two existing shotgun houses, one of which held the original museum. The exterior of the existing buildings were restored to their original condition, while the additions provide a new reception for the museum, connection between the existing buildings, and a new gallery space to feature African American art.

Project Team

Chris Currie, Cassandra Kellogg, Candace Rimes

Project Blog

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