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International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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Address: 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2604
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+1 336-274-9199
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in...

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. This national landmark and national site of conscience 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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Fabulously done, well curated and presented. Guide Keyshawn was very knowledgeable and willing to discuss and answer questions. I have been to the civil rights museum in Memphis... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulously done, well curated and presented. Guide Keyshawn was very knowledgeable and willing to discuss and answer questions. I have been to the civil rights museum in Memphis and this one ranks right up there with that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally decided to go here. Got a really, really good tour from Daryl. Very interesting and informative at a very good level. Some of the pictures in the beginning of the tour was scary for the kids. Really cool that the original lunch counter in still there. Everyone should visit and learn from history!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Greensboro area and thought that this museum would be a good place to stop. We were right. This museum, though fairly small, is rich with history, detailing authentic displays/settings and important events in the fight for civil rights. We chose the staff-guided tour. Our guide, Jean, did an exceptional job making this educational experience... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tour was remarkable! As the group moved through each gallery, the illustrations and the curator's narration drew raw emotions. It was apparent overt senseless hatred that "colored people" endured. This tour was definitely a great experience for today's youth. It is unfortunate that Black history is glossed over in school's history classes. Although the month of February is designated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum is absolutely amazing. So much history. The tour guide Robin was very knowledgeable. Definitely check this place out when in Greensboro.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was centered around the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and lasted about an hour. The pictures in the Hall of Shame were haunting and powerful, and hours after my tour has concluded, I still cannot fathom how humans could possibly be so cruel to fellow human beings. It's definitely not something that I would have young children... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is incredible. The curators aren't afraid to put visitors in the heart of Jim Crow Deep South. I think it's important to come to this museum with some reverence - it's not the type of place you pass through lightly. The first two galleries are raw showcasing very graphic photos of atrocities. We were warned ahead of time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family experience to learn about local history and left with a global education. Exhibits balanced photos, documents, artifacts and interactive displays. Highly recommend guided tours. Guides provide more than facts, they interact with visitors providing an interesting experience for all. Museum looks at civil rights from various viewpoints offering a balance perspective. Guided tours last approximately an hour. All will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my school to Greensboro and the tour was really good. I learned a lot while touring the museum. It was a great learning experience and it opened my eyes to things I did not know. The tour guide was really awesome. She was very fun and informative at the same time. Anyone that is interested in African... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the tour and the guide was fantastic. I only wish I had the time to go back on my own to spend more time with the exhibits.

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