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“Lobby and gift shop only”

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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. 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lobby and gift shop only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

I was excited to be there the date years ago that the sit in took place. No time for the tour but the gift shop was interesting.

Visited February 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Extremely Moving; Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

this museum was incredible, a highlight to our trip! The tour guide from nearby NC A&T was extremely professional and knowledgable. The museum is housed in the old Woolworth's where 4 students from A&T staged one of the first sit-ins. the museum does an excellent job in describing the sit-in's and has all but restored the original lunch counter! Even more moving was the memorial at the end which honors the martyrs of the movement. The museum was a joy and I can't wait to go back.

Visited January 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A very moving place to vist... our recent history in action!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

I loved visiting this Museum. The "Woolworth's" store has been transformed to a Civil Rights Museum. The same food counter the young college students took a stand against racial discrimination by sitting and ordering food. They put their college career and life in jeopardy to do so.
This was my Birthday gift to visit this wonderful moment in history. I hope you too will enjoy and be as moved as I.

Visited November 2011
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“History in Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

It's very moving to be in a place where significant social and historical events occurred and to see them recreated in photographs and written descriptions, to realize that here our society changed. The presentations are straightforward and provide some context for aspects of the civil rights movement in a balanced way.This is an important museum with an important story and focus for people of all races.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
“My visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

The Civil Rights Museum is very nice and informational!

Visited December 2011
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Thank Joyce J
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