The original portion of the lunch counter and stools where the four students sat on Feb. 1, 1960, has never been moved from its original footprint.


August 2012

Celebrating Independence and Family

Museum admission fees - Adults $10.00; Seniors & Students (13 years and up) $8.00; Youth (6-12 years) $6.00; Children under 6 years free—includes access to all exhibitions and programs. Fees for access to programs only are: Adults, Senior Citizens and Students, $6.00; and Youth, $4.00.

Exhibition Tours

Experience the permanent exhibition with guided tours offered each day.
Explore the history of the American civil rights movement with a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum’s permanent exhibition, The Battlegrounds. This engaging encounter, introduced with a captivating audio/video narrative, includes a journey through time via pictorials, artifacts, video reenactments, and interactive components.  

See these exhibitions on your own (before or after your guided tour).
View And Still I Rise!, a tribute to an outstanding array of celebrated artists and gifted athletes who broke racially restrictive barriers with relentless determination.

In Forty Days and Forty Nights, nationally acclaimed photographer Donn Young, takes us on a journey to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—one of the country’s deadliest natural disasters. While he allows us to witness the ravaging effects of the torrent, he shows us the determination of the city’s residents to return, clean up, and rebuild. Young’s studio, flooded during the deluge, experienced the loss of more than 1.5 million images from a 35-year career.

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, August 4,11,18, and 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Join dynamic leaders in our community as they conduct a story hour at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. After the stories, children will complete their very own make-and-take arts activity. All books are written and illustrated for children, ages 5-12. At least once each month, one of the books will focus on either healthy food choices or fitness activities. In this way, ICRCM, along with 500 other cultural organizations, participates in First Lady Michelle Obama’s, Let’s Move: Museums & Gardens, an initiative aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The Saturday Children’s Story Hour is generously supported by a grant from the Gannett Foundation.

August 4         In This Is The Dream by Diane Shore and Jessica Alexander, we follow America
through the Civil Rights Movement. The authors provide their young readers with a poignant look at the segregation, protests, and progress that molded the world we live in today. With beautiful illustrations by James Ransome, this book's message is one of hope and equality that readers won't soon forget.

August 11       Maribeth Boelts's Those Shoes examines the material world we live in today, and the
plight of children whose families are unable to afford the most popular new fashions. Jeremy is excited when he finally finds a trendy new pair of shoes that he can afford and buys them even though they're too small. The story that unfolds is one of selflessness, friendship, and need rather than want.

August 18       Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford explores the various
melodies, beats, and events that shaped John Coltrane's famous signature jazz sound. Follow Coltrane as he grows up in the 1930s South - from his home, to church, and everywhere in between - see his greatest influences, and think about how your surroundings influence you today!

August 25       In Doreen Cronin's Stretch, follow "PreS" the dog and his owner as they leap, bound,
and, of course, stretch their way through the pages of the book. As PreS's story unfolds, children are invited to stretch, move, and make noises along with him. The story creates interactive fun for all, and encourages children to exercise and move their bodies in order to maintain proper health.

First Friday Performance

Friday August 3, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an engaging performance by the UpRite Lions (URL) - a fresh new musical group made up
of individual artists B-Star, Trice B., and Shef Seenya. The Lions mix various musical genres - including
Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B, Dancehall, and more - with a captivating stage show that has attracted diverse
audiences across the United States. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance!


Saturday, August 18, 3:00-4:30p.m. - In the News: Headlines and Headliners
Jerry Sandusky: An Abuse of Power and Human Rights
The recent ongoing trial against Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky raises numerous civil
rights questions regarding children's rights, abuse victims' rights, and the workings of our judicial
system. Why has it taken so long to convict Sandusky? Why have abused children and witnesses gone
unheard for so many years? What can be done to stop similar events from happening in the future? Join
us and our panelists in discussing the implications of this case, and what it means for future generations. 

Saturday, August 25, 3:00-4:30p.m. - Special Event
Terra Cotta Community Project: Remembering and Valuing Home
Greensboro native Dennis Waddell introduces us to his hometown, known as ''Terra Cotta," and his
work in creating the Terra Cotta Heritage Foundation. Originally a community reserved for African
American workers at the Pomona Terra Cotta Company in the 1950s and 60s, Terra Cotta was home for
Dennis, his family, and his closest friends. In his efforts to preserve Terra Cotta's history, Dennis has
created a Terra Cotta Heritage Museum and is delving into records and oral histories to glean as much
information as possible. Join us as Dennis describes life in Terra Cotta, and explains why it is so important to preserve the small community's rich history for future generations.

Documentary Films

August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19,25, and 26 (Saturdays and Sundays) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our featured documentary, “One Woman, One Vote,” narrated by Susan Sarandon, explores the
background of 8 women from America’s early women’s rights movement who paved the way for women
in America and throughout the world to become fully-fledged citizens in obtaining the right to vote.