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.


March, 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)

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, this event has been postponed. Check back here for future updates.

First Friday - In Celebration of Women
Friday, March 7 at 6:00 pm
Join us for an evening of poetry, music, and dance celebrating womanhood.

  • Thessa Pickett (aka Lady Nubia) and Ashley Lumpkin (aka Milli) of Poet.She, an arts organization in Greensboro, will perform inspiring verses filled with rhymes and rhythms.
  • Rakeem Person (aka OneVoice), spoken-word artist, will pay tribute to the influence of women in our lives at home, in school, and at work.
  • The Ladies of Excellence under the direction of Piedmont educator and actor Dauna Brown-Jessup from Parkview Village Elementary Expressive Arts School in High Point, NC.
  • Drama Students from James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC will recite poetry and delight us with graceful and energetic choreography.

NC ACT Proudly Presents - More Than Conquerors - Women's Empowerment 2014
Saturday, March 29, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A day of theater, workshops, and discussions about women's issues.

Free Admission: Ages 15 Years & Up

Click here to register.


Crisis in the Ukraine and Human Rights Issues
Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Competing perspectives on the future direction of the Ukraine—whether toward Russia or that of the European Union—are at the heart of a constitutional and political crisis that unfolds each day. In the midst of this profound social upheaval, how do we frame a discussion of human rights? 

Join us in an interactive discussion led by Dr. Jeff Jones, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Greensboro, and Dr. Susan Rupp, Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University.
[This program is part of In the News: Headlines and Headliners, a current events forum underwritten by American Epress Philanthropy.]

Admission Fees: $6.00 for Adults, Seniors, & Students; $4.00 for Youth.
Free to Museum members!

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturdays, March 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 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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