VISIT



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.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING


September, 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)


First Friday Performance

Children's Story Hour

Let Freedom Ring!
Remembering Birmingham

Friday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of poetry, music, and dance as we celebrate the courage and determination of youth and young adults who stood up for freedom in Birmingham, Alabama, and throughout the South during the turbulent 1960s  civil rights movement.

Our lineup of performing artists include:

Free and open to the public!


UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective

Children's Story Hour

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm
The Spartan Jazz Collective performs music by North Carolina native composer, jazz percussion legend, and civil rights icon Max Roach.  A bebop giant that revolutionized jazz drumming, Roach showcased his unique style as a musician by constantly  pushing the boundaries of his genre.  He was known to be an outspoken man and a passionate supporter of civil rights and racial equality.  In 1960 Roach collaborated with Poet Oscar Brown, Jr.,  on We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, a musical testament of the African American struggle against oppression.

Admissions: Adults $10.00; Students $4.00

Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Gift Shop.

Co-Presented by: This program is part of:
UNCG 17 Days

 


Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 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.


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