Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Marie Darr Scott graduated from UNCG in 1970 and during her time as a student helped organized the Black Power Forum of 1967, found the Neo-Black Society in 1968, and establish the first black history class taught at UNCG. After graduating from UNCG with a history degree, Scott spent the next 18 years as a labor activist and organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, including organizing workers at Cone Mills in Greensboro. She was a long time active member in UNCG’s Black Alumni Council. Scott passed away in 2017.