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.


May, 2015

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)

Children's Story Hour

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 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.

First Friday

"Traces of the Trade"

Friday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.

Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North was one of the few documentaries chosen from 953 submissions to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2008.  It traces a journey by Katrina Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family.

Dain Perry, one of the nine cousins, and his wife, Constance, will screen the film and facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Traces of the Trade is both a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in American history, the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island, and an exploration into racism in America, a legacy of slavery that continues to negatively impact the country even today.

Tickets are $10.00, they can be purchased in ICRCM Gift Shop.

For more information please contact Nakia Hoskins (336) 274-9199, ext. 204.

Juneteenth Reenactment Casting Call

Saturday, May 9 and May 16, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00am, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum will hold a casting call for a Juneteenth reenactment. The reenactment will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015 as part of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's Juneteenth celebration. This casting call is for all ages and all talents with casting for both lead and background roles. Be prepared to display a small piece of your talent at the call.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed atGalveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and thearrival of General Granger's regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

To Sign-Up for the casting call email Nakia Hoskins at

Miles & Coltrane Blue(.)

A Play Fundraising Event

Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) A Play Fundraisng Event to benefit the 5th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, will show Saturday, May 9, 2015 at ICRCM.

Trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist John Coltrane were at the forefront of a 1950s jazz music scene that ushered in a new social revolution. The play captures the galvanizing energy of that period with award winning actors, musicians and poets taking you on a journey through the artists' lives and their legacy.


To get tickets go to

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, May 19 and 26 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and ICRCM celebrates by offering education and FREE blood pressure screenings to the community to help combat hypertension.

"High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a disease. Even though it typically has no symptoms, HBP can have deadly health consequences if not treated about 80 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure" ~ American Heart Association

Stop by for free blood pressure screenings and information about hypertension and healthy methods to maintain a safe blood pressure.

Save the Date - Coming in June

George C. Simkins, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic

Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Forest Oaks Golf Course in Greensboro, North
Carolina 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 flyer.

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