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, 2014

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)

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)

First Friday
Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Tribute to a Phenomenal Woman,
Dr. Maya Angelou

April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014

Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Resolution from the City of Greensboro

"Phenomenal Women" of Greensboro Offer Poetic Reflections:
Amelia Parker, Founding Executive Director, International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Shirley Frye, Chair, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
Adri-anne Jones, Professor of English, North Carolina A & T State University
Valerie A. Johnson, Director, Honors Program, Bennett College for Women

Instrumentalists and Vocalists Offer Musical Tributes
Rycal Simmons Blount, Harpist, Temple Brass, Providence Baptist Church
Northeast High School Jazz Band, Michael Yelverton, Director
Northeast High School Vocal Honors Ensemble and Musical Misfits, Robert Jarrell, Director
The Brothas, A band whose versatility ranges from gospel to jazz to hip-hop.

Bring Our Girls Home!
Education, Religious Fundamentalism, &
Social Change in Northern Nigeria

Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m.
On April 14, 2014 more than 200 young girls were abducted from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria thereby sparking an international outcry. The abduction was attributed to Boko Haram, an Islamic fundamentalist group that protest "Western Education". Join us as we review the events of this ongoing crisis and discuss education, gender, religious fundamentalism, and social change in Northern Nigeria.

Our Panelists:

This panel discussion is part of In the News: Headlines and Headliners, a current events forum underwritten by American Express Philanthropy.

Admissions Fee: $6.00 Adults, Seniors, & Students; $4.00 Youth; FREE for Museum Members

The New Jim Crow
Saturday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander compares the mass imprisonment of black men today to the social repression of the earlier "Jim Crow" era. Join us as we explore her thought provoking perspectives on race and incarceration in our not so colorblind society.

Our Panelists:

Sara Barber Circle, Saint James Presbyterian Church, Cosponsor

Admissions Fee: $6.00 Adults, Seniors, & Students; $4.00 Youth; FREE for Museum Members

2014 Juneteenth Celebration!

Saturday, June 21, 2014
From Civil War to Civil Rights

June 19, 1865—or Juneteenth as it is popularly called—is the date black people in Galveston, Texas learned of their emancipation from slavery following the end of the Civil War. Since then the date has been marked with fun filled celebrations. Our festive fun-filled educational activities are designed to engage children (ages 6-14) and their families in an observance of two key moments in the nation's history: a sesquicentennial year of the Civil War (1864) and the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

11:00 am - Children's Story Hour
Loggie Meachum, educator and storyteller, reads Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation by Pat Sherman.

12:30 pm - Chants and Songs of Emancipation
St. Matthew's Progressive Adult Choir under the direction of maestro Duncan Butler leads us into an exploration music that inspired the quest for freedom.

1:00 pm - Rappin,' Rhymes, and Responsibilities
Loggie Meachum, vocal artist and educator, performs poetic tributes to local civil rights icons and instructs children on how to create their own words of admiration and respect.

1:30 pm - Arts & Crafts
Darlene McClinton, artist and educator will offer emancipation themed "make-and-take" activities for children and youth.

2:30 pm - Documentary Film Screening
A Prince among Slaves chronicles the life of an African royal who found himself enslaved, and later dined at the White House after regaining his freedom.

Free Admission!

For more information contact Lolita Watkins at (336) 274-9199 or

Annual George C. Simkins, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic

Saturday, June 21, 2014
On Saturday, June 21st , Bryan Park Golf Course in Brown Summit, NC, will serve as the venue of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's — Annual George C. Simkins, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic.

Click here to download our brochure for more details..



Free Film Screening

Free Film Screening
Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Freedom Summer

In 1964, despite the best efforts of local civil rights activists, Mississippi remained virulently committed to segregation, underscored by the systematic exclusion of African Americans from the political process. In response, Roberrt Moses of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee developed a campaign to bring a thousand volunteers - primarily enthusiastic young white supporters - to the state to encourage voter registration, provide much-needed education, and convene a more representative delegation to attend the Democratic National Convention.

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 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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