International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

4.6
Visit one of the most crucial places for the struggle against racial segregation and learn about the history of the civil rights movement at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The museum's historic building once housed the Woolworth store where the famous Greensboro sit-ins took place in 1960. The protest initiated by four black students quickly gained nationwide support and sparked a series of similar acts that ultimately led to a major triumph in the battle for equality. See the authentic lunch counter where the sit-ins happened, watch reenactments, explore the multimedia collection, and browse the collection of artifacts. You'll learn not only about events in Greensboro, but the whole history of segregation and the fight to end it. Both self-guided and docent-led tours of the museum are available. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Greensboro trip simple and quick.
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  • We took the tour guided by Darryl who provided a wonderfully informative and thought provoking narrative to the history of civil rights actions based in Greensboro and elsewhere. You will see and hear...  more »
  • I visited this historic site because my grandmother worked for Woolworths and I read about this lunchcounter in grade-school. I was blessed to have the tour guide whose name is singingmom. She was AMA...  more »
  • Striking and a wonderful place to celebrate the birth of civil rights. Despite the wet weather, this place drew me in and respectfully allowed me to see the struggles that were going on in the 1960s. ...  more »
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  • I went here today with my sons school for a field trip. I was deeply moved. It was a wonderful experience. We all know it happened but to see it this way is very humbling. Our tour guide was extremely nice and answered all questions and listen to all the students. My husband and i will be returning to see it again.
  • This is a super inspiring museum that is focused on four young men who sat at a counter in 1960 where only white people were allowed to eat. This museum tells their story but more importantly it gives a playbook for how to make change non-violently. These activists told their professors what they were going to do so they could get bailed out if arrested. They told the local newspaper so that it could take a picture and document the event. They planned to not get distracted. They bought things at the store so that they could be clear that they were customers and deserved to be able to eat at the counter. Because their action was clear and well documented, it was used as a design pattern and repeated across the south and had a real impact and sparking the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Racism is still a strong force in USA society. We have shifted from slavery to gerrymandering and tracking people of color into prisons. Our leaders still spout politics of fear that encourage white privileged people to be scared of others. We have a lot of work to do as a society and this museum helps inspire us to do that work. I was surprised that 5 out of 6 local people that I met in Greensboro had not been to this museum. This location is a gem and an important place that reminds us that we must continue to strive towards a better society.
  • Everyone was very friendly and the tour was very well done, educational, sensitive to children while giving adults the full experience. Robin was our tour guide and she was excellent! I highly recommend this museum. It is very powerful and important.
  • The tour guide was absolutely fantastic in his presentation and knowledge. He was very engaging for both the adults and children in our group. Highly recommend this!
  • ryan ross rejoining panic! wasnt there. but its a good place ig,
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