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.


June, 2013

David Richmond Franklin McCain Ezell Blair, Jr.
(Jibreel Khazan)
Joseph McNeil             
The A&T Four, photographed by Jack Moebes on February 1, 1960, as they left the F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro. When, they sat down and requested to be served at the store's segregated white's only lunch counter, a sit-in movement swept across the country like wildfire. Their courageous action helped to reignite the civil rights movement and bring an end to "Jim Crow" traditions. Moebes was staff photographer for the Greensboro Daily News and the Greensboro Record.

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.

Witness A Celebration of Progress, a mural depicting the evolution of Greensboro from the days of segregation to a period of time when a sense of access, symbolized by drinking fountains, is no longer based on race. The mural, painted by participating youth in the Murals, Minds, & Communities of the African American Atelier, was conceived and directed by Darlene J. Glenn-McClinton. (Located on the administrative level) 

Relive Dr. King and the March on Washington. We walk side by side with the 250,000 who assembled in the nation’s capital on August 28, 1963, as they rallied for needed social changes: the right to vote, equality of opportunity in employment, desegregated schools, fair housing, and access to public accommodations without regard to race. “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”—at that time the largest demonstration ever on the mall—attracted black and white, young and old, and those from varied religious backgrounds. It was here that Dr. King proclaimed “I have a dream” for a transformed America. The exhibition was organized by the staff of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. (Located in the Changing Gallery on the lower level)

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 for children, and are geared toward ages 5-12. At least once a month, one of the books will focus on healthy food choices and 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.

Celebration of Unity

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Join us as we kick-off Juneteenth with a Celebration of Unity! The first annual community-wide Ecumenical Service where Churches, Choirs, & Praise Dancers are coming together without regard to race, creed or color for a day of unity in spirit. Featuring in concert the World Renowned Gospel Artist Ms. Vickie Winans!

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Saturday, June 8 at 3:00pm
In the News: Headlines and Headliners: Voting Rights in North Carolina
Voting is a cornerstone of American democracy. Yet throughout our history, we have excluded many people from exercising this fundamental right. The historic 2008 election drew millions to the polls for the first time. But since that election, some argue that states are making enfranchisement increasingly difficult for their citizens. Join us as we examine voting rights versus voting restrictions in North Carolina, especially as discussions take shape before the state legislature.  The topics include mandatory photo-identification, reduction in days of early voting, redistricting, and elimination of straight party voting, among others. Our panelists are Jenn Frye, associate director, Democracy North Carolina; Randy Voller, chairman, North Carolina Democratic Party; and Jonathan Benimana, member, North Carolina Independents.

Saturday, June 15 at 7:00am
ICRCM Golf Tournament
On Saturday, June 15, Greensboro will host the annual ICRCM-George Simkins, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic
at the Bryan Park Golf Course, Browns Summit, North Carolina. Honorary Co-Chairs for this special event will be Mr. Jim Thorpe, Pro Golfer & Mayor Robbie Perkins, City of Greensboro. In addition to supporting our organization, the tournament is a unique social experience that forms foursomes from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Contact Pam Glass at or at (336) - 274-9199 ext. 235

Sunday, June 16 at 4:00pm
Celebration of Unity Day
Mount Zion Baptist Church 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, NC
Join us as we kickoff Juneteenth with a Celebration Of Unity featuring in concert world-renowned gospel artist Vickie Winans. This is the first annual community-wide ecumenical service, where churches, choirs and praise dancers come together without regard for race, creed or color for a day of unity in spirit.

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:00am
ICRCM Juneteenth Telethon
Visit the museum and watch us on WFMY TV 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. as we launch our new educational initiative Building A Better America. This special effort is designed to bring over 112, 000 students  from across the state to the Museum to explore the significance of equal protection under the law, justice, liberty, and other treasured concepts that served as foundations for civil rights. Special guests for the day are Fantasia, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Franklin McCain, A&T 4.

Documentary Film

Saturdays on June 15, 22, and 29 at 4:00pm
Honoring A Musical Icon, Grover Washington, Jr. in Concert- Black Music Month Event

Visit the ICRCM and view legendary jazz saxophonist Grover Washington live in concert from the Schubert Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.  This fabulous musician combined or blended funk, pop, soul and rhythm and blues to develop his distinct “jazz fusion” sound. Stereo Review rated Washington’s performance as “perfect… I have never heard him play better than he does on this release”

Past Events

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