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“Church Outting”

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Ranked #1 of 71 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Lexington, NC
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Church Outting”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Our church sunday school decided on a visit to the historical civil rights museum. We enjoyed our time there. Even though most adults remember the times from woolworth's, the children seem to be just as knowleable.

Visited August 2011
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not exactly international”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

This museum focused strictly on the African American Civil Rights movement of the 60s, specifically in the south. This isn't surprising, considering the significance of the location, but it bothers me that they claim to be International Civil Rights, but no other movements were represented or mentioned.

Visited March 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tour”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

It was a nice tour highlighting the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the city of Greensboro, NC and other cities throughout the country.

Visited July 2011
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1 Thank cottage626
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Greensboro
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A valuable experience”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is a wonderful museum that captures an important part of the city's past experience in the fight for civil rights. The museum is thoughtfully put together and successfully gets across the fact that it was many many ordinary people who were the backbone of this movement. My only complaint is that all tours are guided, limiting ones ability to linger at some exhibits.

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Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“One of the world's best museums!”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

This is a relatively new museum (3 years) but it is excellent. It's housed in the old Woolworth's Building and includes the original lunch counter. The docents are extremely knowledgable and inspiring. The technology is fantastic - sensors in the wall stimulated by the docent that stop/start videos, lighting, etc. Parking is challenging even during the week. The gift store is ok - should have post or notecards.

Visited March 2012
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