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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 #1 of 19 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...
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Raleigh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

It's a small museum but really well done with multimedia displays, docents, and the original building really makes it unique. Allow for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Gave me shivers to see the actual lunch counter and learn about the randomness of those four college freshmen deciding to stand up and make a change. Shocking pictures of lynched men, but they were from Indiana, not the Deep South! Very well designed museum with some artful media exhibits, and I learned a lot. Visitors must go on a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The visit was very interesting. it was very informative. and the museum setup was remarkable

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Pinnacle, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

there was so much history that we did,nt know,very informative and exciting

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High Point, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

well displayed history and preservation of an historic event in Greensboro

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The International Civil Rights Museul provides a powerful reminder of our not-so-long-ago history. Must go through with a guide and on three different visits, I had three different (but always good) experiences - learning something different each time. My only complaint: How do you call yourselves "Inernational Civil Rights Museum" and completely ignore the current struggles of LGBT - especially... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is hands down the best and most updated museum in the Triad. I hope everyone gets a chance to check out this national treasure!

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Southern Pines, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I had a rare day off and on a lark decided to drive up to Greensboro with my brother. I have been wanting to visit this museum for a while. Our tour guide Trey was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the exhibits and had a great down to earth personality. I was impressed with the story of four brave... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Must see - amazing museum and the docents are so well informed.

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Boston area
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Overall it has potential to be better. We three adults were stuck with a class of elementary kids. They were well-behaved, but it was obvious that they found it generally boring. We, however, wanted to read things and take in more of an experience, but we were shuffled along with them. This was unfortunate because one of us remembered the... More 

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