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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Address: 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone Number: +1 336-274-9199
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in neighboring Winston-Salem and drove to Greensboro to see the Museum. We were given a very lively tour by the docent. Having lived the whole unfolding of the civil rights movement we were still very impressed the way it was presented. This place should be named the best US museum.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Over the Thanksgiving holiday with my brother and his wife who live in the area, we ventured to downtown Greensboro and toured the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The exhibits were first-rate and quite an emotional experience, a stark reminder of a part of our history, no so long ago. Our guide was great, but I felt that the... More

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful museum yet a very sad reminder of our past as a country. It was a must see on a trip to Greensboro

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As others have said, seeing that original lunch counter is a dramatic moment. I'd have paid the admission price just for that. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. Three of the tour members were women who'd known the Greensboro Four; one woman pointed out her name on a wall listing some who'd been arrested. I'm guessing this isn't that... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This museum is incredible. Great exhibits and they pull no punches, giving an honest look at the civil rights movement and its accomplishments. However, you MUST go on a guided tour. Our particular tour guide rushed is through the museum, and we did not have time to really look at the exhibits like we wanted to. With the right tour... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Are tour guide was very passionate and had great presentation about the history of woolworth and the nc area. Loved this placed and was well worth the affordable fee.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Besides being at the actual location where the first sit-in occurred in 1960, it is a fabulous museum because it draws you in and allows you to have a first hand experience of this turbulent time in U. S. history. Many of the exhibits will leave prints on your heart because they are so difficult to imagine that one human... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an outstanding facility with very knowledgeable tour guides. Nice gift shop. Great layout and a beautiful museum. If you go during the summer, keep in mind many family reunion's visit this museum and it will be very crowded. You will wait for at least a hour even though you have a scheduled time on your ticket.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The multi-media installations were engaging and I felt immersed in the flow of time. The interactive displays brought historical events and locations to life, so that I felt that I was not only an observer, but a participant in the event. I highly recommend scheduling 2-3 hours to visit the museum and reflect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The museum is located at the site of the Woolworths in Greensboro which was the site of the Greensboro four sitins started by four brave college students in 1960 to force integration of the lunch counter there. The event was a spark for numerous non-violent sitins across the south to fight Jim Crow laws. The guided tour was very well... More

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