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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 #4 of 31 attractions in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

International? I think not. You have to make a reservation to visit and it's not worth it. The lunch counter is an important part of history, but needs to be in a real museum; like in Washington or Memphis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I went here yesterday and it was purely amazing. They did an excellent job with this museum. It it a bit graphic at times. You should be aware if you are going to bring young children. But you definitely have to stop by here of you are in Greensboro!!! It is a must see!!!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had a wonderful experience at the ICRCM! I highly recommend anyone visiting Greensboro to attend this site before leaving.

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Boonton
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by this museum. The layout and information is all you could ask for, and the docents are fabulous as they take you around the museum (and we had 3 different ones)! I love that you can join the tour at any point, then drop off as you return to where you joined -- you never... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

50th year of the Civil Rights Act...excellent place to stop, listen, and learn. Being right there at the lunch counter was an honor. Caused me to think about what I was doing at age 17. The passion, the bravery, the vision of those on the front line was humbling. We did not start with a group but were told to... More

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Loved the exhibits and documentaries. The fact that it's located in the building were the civil rights sit-ins actually began is awesome! Hated the poor crowd control and lack of organization.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was fascinating hearing about the four young men who started the sit in at the lunch counter in the Greensboro Woolworths, and how the sit in spread around the country to jump start the Civil Rights Movement. Without spoiling it for those who have not heard the back story, I will say that some big names were involved in... More

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I can't praise this place highly enough. What an insight into the civil rights struggle! The tour guide was a charming young man who explained everything clearly and graciously. Great sense of humour, and answered all our questions. It really brings it all to life, and what is amazing to young people today is the way the actions begun so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

An excellent one hour guided tour of discrimination on the Black Americans in the South and the impact that the Greensboro Sit In had in spreading the movement for equality. Follows the move for equality in multi media and museum exhibits. Then mentions the effect this had on similar changes around the world.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We arrived at 515PM so the only thing we can do was the last four parts that included the counter. Despited the short mini tour, we were impressed. The tour guide was good and she engaged the audience not lectured the audience. I thought I knew a lot about Civil Rights but I learned at this place. I would recommend... More

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