I've lived in North Carolina for 16 of the past 23 years. My father served in the National Guard during the Civil Rights movement, so I was of course familiar with the story of the Woolworth Sit-ins that helped spark the Civil Rights movement in the 60s. Yet my tour of the museum opened my eyes in unexpected ways. It was literally a life-changing experience.
The museum is beautifully laid out and the exhibits are incredible, blending multimedia with traditional displays. The tours are all guided, and our guide (Jeanne) was an incredible story-teller. She explained the details of some of the more horrifying moments of racism and oppression with compassion but without pulling any punches. I found myself frequently moved to tears, yet by the time the tour ended, I left full of hope and determination to continue the important work of those Civil Rights leaders who started this important fight for equity.
I recommend this museum as a must see if you're in the Greensboro area.
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