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.


February, 2016

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 $12.00; Seniors & Students (13 years and up) $10.00; Youth (6-12 years) $8.00; Children 5 and under free with paying adult — includes access to all exhibitions and programs.

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)

The Art of Activism: Civil Rights History on US Stamps
Through the work of such prominent African American visual artists as Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, we rediscover milestones in Civil Rights history. The themes reproduced on US postage stamps range from the integration of the armed services following World War II, to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Located in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery)

Americans Who tell the Truth Traveling Exhibit

November 16, 2015 - February 13, 2016

Americans Who Tell the Truth (, a collection of portraits painted by nationally-acclaimed cultural and educational artist Robert Shetterly, is coming to Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Center & Museum in downtown Greensboro and will be open to the public Nov. 16 thru Feb. 13, 2016. The traveling exhibit encourages civic engagement for all citizens, and is especially designed as a youth-centric inspirational event.

The upcoming N.C. show of the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) project centers around 52 beautiful, realistic, full-color and larger-than-life sized portraits of leading American heroes and heroines. Each of these outstanding individuals has distinguished themselves as voices for human rights, social justice and equality for all.

The exhibit will be on display and open to the public at the Museum from Nov. 16 thru Feb. 13, 2016.

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"Paul Robeson", the Musical

Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Paul Robeson is a musical and spoken portrayal of the world-famous scholar, actor, singer, lawyer, all-American athlete and civil rights activist. The show was written by the late Phillip Hayes Dean, and is produced and presented by United in Music.

Jason McKinney stars as Robeson, the African-American Renaissance man who rose to prominence in multiple arenas at a time when racism and segregation was rampant in the United States. Robeson used his fame as a performer to become a voice for people who were marginalized both at home and abroad. Despite a hugely successful career on stage and in films and international popularity, he was eventually silenced and his career effectively ended by prejudice and McCarthyism. The show sheds light on the life of this courageous, influential and complex man whose message remains relevant for today's audiences. United in Music's Christopher Bagley co-stars as Robeson's long-time collaborator Lawrence Brown. .

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The Buffalo Soldiers: 150th Anniversary Celebratin & Exhibition Unveiling

Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Join the Greensboro Chapter Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club as we celebrate the 1866 installation of six all-Black regiments that patrolled the Western frontier and helped rebuild the nation after the Civil War.

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A Night at the Museum

Saturday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Join us as the NC A&T Richard B. Harrison Players present a creative mix of theater and education.

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State Capitol Memorial Study Committee - Public Hearing

Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

A memorial can serve to recall the past, to commemorate people and events, to create a cause for contemplation or a sense of awe. At the request of Governor Pat McCrory, the N.C. Historical Commission and the N.C. African American Heritage Commission will examine alternatives with respect to diversifying the memorials on the State Capitol grounds to address the underrepresentation of African Americans. Governor Pat McCrory and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources invite you to help determine how to proceed with the project.

For more information, please call (919) 807-7290.

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Children's Story Hour

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us every Saturday at 11am to hear Guilford County School teachers narrate stories highlighting influential figures that contributed to the rich history of African Americans as we celebrate Black History Month.
ICRCM Story Hour includes vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and a make-and-take art project engaging children aged six through twelve.
This is a free event and open to the public.

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