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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

July, 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, July 4, 11, 18, and 25 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

Friday, July 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we kick off Independence Day celebrations with a creative program that artistcally reveals the threads that weave together American history. Enjoy live performances from local talent that will bring to life all aspects of American culture!

 

 


"Free to Be Me"
Independence Day Youth Program

Saturday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

As America celebrates its independence, ICRCM will reflect on the core democratic values this country was built upon. Inspiring youth to understand and embrace their role in the community as this nation continues to strive to be a democracy-seeking nation.

FREE to school-aged youth. Special prizes given.

Space is limited - you must RSVP all participating youth:
11:00 a.m. - http://whoozin.com/9XT-PXE-E7C4
1:00 p.m. - http://whoozin.com/9X9-4RK-HDMW


Fourth of July Pre-Emancipation

Saturday, July 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for an insightful look at how Independence Day was interpreted before slavery was abolished with President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation with readings from the Declaration of Independence, Frederick Douglass' "What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July?" and William Lloyd Garrison's "Address to the Colonization Society". Don't miss this riveting discussion on the paradox of celebrating freedom in the United States while slavery still existed..

Free and open to the public.


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