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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
+1 336-274-9199
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility... more » 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As others have stated, I thought I was well-informed prior to my visit. The exhibits cover many details of the civil rights movement that are overlooked in history books and documentaries, and it was truly a learning experience. Our guide was very professional and gave a wonderful narrative in her own words, answering questions as we went. I never felt... More

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Houston
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Go to this museum if you get the chance. There are a number of civil rights museums going up, but the original Woolworth's setting makes this one important and engaging. Takes about two hours.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When we came to Greensboro this was one of the few things we decided we had to do and I'm so glad we did. All the staff on the front desk were really friendly and the tour with Joannie (I'm really sorry if I got her name wrong, its been a few weeks!) was inspirational. She wasn't just reading from... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Really great job with the museum. You are able to join tours in progress the way it is set up. You cannot go around alone. I wasn't expecting to enjoy that part, but the guide was quite simply....amazing. She was a true storyteller. Very passionate and knowledgeable. She brought everything alive. The exhibits are very well done anyway and her... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pros: - Outstanding displays and themes. The center really captured the unfairness, injustice and peril faced by African-Americans and members of the civil rights movement. There were cramped spaces, interactive displays, sample literacy tests and other components that brought the struggle to life. The museum is split into sections that focus on various aspects of the civil rights movement, such... More

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Houston, Texas
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely glad I went. I hadn't read about it before going, so I was surprised to get an informative guided tour. Our guide (Marcus) led us through three audio-visual areas including a short film dramatizing the decision to initiate the world famous Woolworth Counter Sit-In. However, the museum also covers events outside Greensboro including displays on events in Birmingham, Montgomery,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On my first trip to the area, I definitely wanted to see this place. You need to buy a tour ticket in order to see the exhibits. Our tour guide Brandon was a very informative young man who spoke with a great deal of passion from his heart. The setup was great-you would go from one exhibit to the next... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If ever near Greensboro you have to go to the Civil Rights Museum and you have to take the guided tour for $2 more. Amazing history. It was very moving and left a lasting impact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had no idea that scenes I have seen in movies was actually history right here in Greensboro! The Greensboro Four- the original Woolworth counter and the reenactment set the tone for the rest of the rooms and videos. We had a self-guided tour that they were offering as a special. You are escorted for the first few items and then... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an excellent historical museum that focuses specifically on the sit-in movement within the Civil Rights movement. It especially focuses on the actions of the righteous Greensboro Four. Their brave actions gave birth to lunch counter sit-ins all over the south. Great way to spend a few hours. May not be appropriate for very young children due to violent... More

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