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.


September 2012

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and Diversity Month in North Carolina

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.

Explore Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights, based on photographs, personal letters, quotations from speeches, and newspaper articles. Suzman (1917-2009) felt the brunt of anti-Semitism. Yet she is remembered as a friend of Nelson Mandela and a relentless challenger of her country’s system of racial separation, known as apartheid. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Suzman received the United Nations Award of the International League for Human Rights. 

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 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 each 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 grants from the Gannett Foundation.

September 1         Kathryn Lee, ICRCM education program assistant, shares Let’s Eat, a story celebrating family, food, and love,by Ana Zamorano. Every day, Antonio’s mamá cooks a marvelous meal for the entire family. As the days of the week go by, though, someone or another can’t make it to the table. “Ay, qué pena!”sighs Mamá. What a pity! But on the seventh day, it is Mamá who can’t make it, for she is about to bring home the newest family member of all. 

September 8       Lolita Watkins, ICRCM curatorial program associate offers Pat Mora’s touching story, The Rainbow Tulip. Stella loves her family and her Mexican heritage, but does not always like being different from the other kids at school. Now her class is going the dance about the maypole at the school’s May parade, and Stella wants her tulip costume to be special –even  if she will not look like the other girls at school. Sometimes being different can be exciting.

September 15       Lekasha Ejindu and Dasja White, Dudley High School track athletes, read Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull. Before she was five years old, polio had paralyzed Wilma’s left leg. While many said she would never walk again, Wilma refused to believe them. She vowed, she would run. And at the 1960 Olympics, she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single set of games. [This  is ICRCM’s Let’s Move selection.]

September 22      Nadia Febres, an eighth-grade student at Greensboro Academy Charter School, reads The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler. Children in many different cultures who look physically different each other like to do some of the same things: swim in the ocean, hug, catch butterflies, and eat birthday cake.  This engaging story delivers an important message about physical features and social acceptance while promoting concepts such as friendship, self-esteem, harmony and diversity.

September 29     Ivana Febres,  a junior at Northern Guilford High School and member of the Greensboro Youth Council , shares No More Vegetables by Nicole Rubel.  Ruthie does not like to eat vegetables. She does not even want to see them on her plate. Neither scolding from her father, nor pleadings from her teacher changes her mind.  But when Ruthie helps her mother cultivate the garden , the young girl also develops a taste for the produce she helped to grow.  [This is ICRCM’s Let’s Move selection.]

First Friday Performance

Friday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. COLLEGE NIGHT!
Welcome back to Greensboro! Be sure to stop by ICRCM during First Friday to enjoy entertainment from area colleges and universities, taste refreshments, and collect your FREE welcome back surprises from local businesses! This celebration also offers a forum for students to interact and connect with each other, and to communicate with ICRCM. We want to know your interests and how the Museum may better serve you.


Sunday, September 16, 3:00p.m.
Mural Unveiling Ceremony
(Administrative level)
Join us for the unveiling of Greensboro’s newest mural that features the landscape of this city while simultaneously conveying progress toward racial integration of US society. Under the instruction of artist Darlene McClinton, participants between the ages of 11-16, created a mural as part of a two week summer camp in June 2012 conducted by African American Atelier and the Atelier Around the World youth program. ICRCM hosted the summer camp.

Friday, September 21, 6:00p.m.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
ICRCM partners with Community Cinemato bring a new independent documentary film each month that will broadcast on PBS.  In Half the Sky,authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn travel to nine countries in Asia and Africa. They encounter inspiring persons working to bring about change, especially with regards to women and girls who confront extreme gender inequality in their daily lives. Dr. Andrena Coleman, vice president of administrative services, Bennett College for Women, will lead a panel discussion after the screening. This Community Cinema event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, September 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
In the News: Headlines and Headliners
The Impact of the Latino/Hispanic Vote on the Fall 2012 Elections
Will Latino/Hispanic Americans sway the Fall 2012 elections? Consider that more than 20 million Latino/Hispanic Americans are eligible to vote but have not yet registered. Each month approximately 50,000 Latino/Hispanic Americans reach 18, the eligible age to vote. Moreover, an average of 700,000 immigrants are naturalizing each year. Not surprising, the Latino/Hispanic vote is sometimes characterized as a “sleeping giant.” Join us as political science professor Dr. David B. Holian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, leads a panel discussion on the impact of the Latino/Hispanic vote on upcoming elections. In the News: Headlines and Headliners is a monthly forum made possible with the generous support of American Express Philanthropy.

Documentary Films

Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
Presented by ICRCM in partnership with University of North Carolina at Greensboro—Department of Media Studies and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro—17 DAYS, these independent films transports us from the United States to Uganda to Russia as we peer into the lives of those who struggle for social justice in challenging political environments. 

Friday, September 28, 6:00p.m.
The Invisible War
exposes the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape in the U.S. armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences. (Mature subject matter)

Saturday, September 29, 6:00p.m.
Call Me Kuchu
examines the efforts of activist David Kato as he labors to repeal Uganda’s oppressive homophobic laws and thereby liberate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, known as “kuchus.” (Mature subject matter)

Sunday, September 30, 4:00p.m.
Putin’s Kiss
follows the internal struggles of 19-year-old journalist Masha—a member of Russia’s state-sponsored Nashi youth movement—as she raises questions about present-day leadership in a grim political climate.