International Civil Rights Center & Museum

International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

International Civil Rights Center & Museum

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Cathleen M
1 contribution
The International museum of civil rights in Greensboro, NC
Oct 2021 • Couples
This museum tells the story of the lunch counter sit in that began a movement. The bravery of the young people who demanded that they be treated like their white neighbors is moving. The horror that was the response by white southerners is reported and yet they persisted.
I recommend setting aside time if you travel to Greensboro to experience this remarkable museum.
Written October 23, 2021
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Michael K
Chesterfield, MI1 contribution
Definitely worth your time.
Oct 2021
A moving experience of the lunch counter sit-ins and the early years of the Civil Rights movement (because the movement is still active and unfortunately necessary still today).
Written October 23, 2021
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Nan R
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Remembering the Segregated Lunch Counter
Oct 2021
This museum is in the original Woolworth's building and you can see the original lunch counter and stools from 1960....a very worthwhile trip back in time. My friend and I watched the video explaining each gallery, and then we were free to explore on our own. Although I was close in age to the students who began the sit-in, there was much I did not know or did not understand, at that time. This is an excellent reminder of the barriers our Black neighbors have experienced, in our own lifetime.
Written October 20, 2021
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jim l
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This experience was educational, thought provoking and inspiring
Oct 2021
This was a great experience!! The information shared about the history of the Civil Rights movement was fantastic and eye opening. The tour hosts were outstanding in their presentations. Mr. Swaine was very warm and accommodating. I would recommend visiting the ICRCM to anyone visiting the Greensboro area.
Written October 16, 2021
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,203 contributions
Excellent coverage of civil rights movements throughout history
Aug 2021
There are pay-to-park garages and some street parking in the area. There are tours available or you may do a self guided tour. The self guided tour begins in the basement with an introductory video that is on a continual loop so you can watch it to the end and immediately see the beginning portion that you missed. There are a few exhibits downstairs which you can observe after the video. The main exhibits are upstairs on the ground floor. There is a wealth of information about civil rights movements throughout the world. There is a gift shop on the ground floor.
Written October 14, 2021
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Ellen K
1 contribution
Educate yourself!
Oct 2021
I learned more about this recent history that more people in our country should know about. Everyone should know how much has changed and how much more needs to change.
Written October 12, 2021
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DonnaStringer
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Learning experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
Learning from such a knowledgeable guide. This helps us understand the courage those young people had. Thank you.
Written October 6, 2021
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Jane D
3 contributions
Incredibly moving experience
Sep 2021
La'Tonya was a superb tour guide - she is very knowledgable and personable and made history come alive for us. This museum should be seen by every school-age child in America, as our educational system does a woefully bad job of teaching our children about the struggles of enslaved and free people of color in this country. Thanks to the wonderful staff and especially La'Tonya for an educational 2 hours.
Written October 1, 2021
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Ronald A
Bainbridge Island, WA1 contribution
La’ Tonya made our visit special.
Sep 2021 • Business
La’ Tonya had us in the palm of her hand throughout the entire visit. She lead us from exhibit to exhibit with charm and grace, answered all questions effortlessly and brought the artifacts to life.
Written September 28, 2021
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Sophie G
1 contribution
An encompassing glimpse of the past
Sep 2021 • Solo
It is a wonderful museum and they do a great job of highlighting and educating people on the importance of such a significant event in American history
Written September 27, 2021
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International Civil Rights Center & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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