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.


January, 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 $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)


Ida B. WellsACLU-NC's 50th Anniversary History Exhibition!!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm

To commenorate the 50-year anniversary of its founding in Greensboro in 1965, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is unveiling a 10-panel history exhibit, "ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty," which chronicles the nonprofit organization's work defending civil liberties in North Carolina over the past half century.



Join Us on Monday, January 19, 2015 to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tackling King's Triple Evils:
Poverty, Racism, and Militarism  

"The Triple Evils are forms of violence that exist in a vicious cycle. They are interrelated, all-inclusive, and stand as barriers to our living...when we work to remedy one evil, we affect all evils" (Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change). This MLK Day the ICRCM will help tackle King's Triple Evils.
1. Poverty
The ICRCM will host a canned food drive from 10:00am-4:30pm. Please bring all canned food items to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 Sout Elm Street. Proceeds will be donated to the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Guests of the museum who donate five (5) or more cans will recieve $2.00 off their admission rate for a guided tour.
2. Racism
The Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance will host a panel discussion, "Are We Still Dreaming?" addressing the feasibility of Dr. King's dream in this century and how the dream should be or has been altered to ensure equality for all. Discussion begins at 2pm. Free; Suggested $5.00 donation.

3. Militarism
Join us for a community discussion on "Police: Partners for Change", as we discuss ways the community and law enforcement can continue to partner to improve our neighborhoods and community relationships. Discussion begins at 3:30pm. FREE; Suggested $5.00 donation.

Teaching Our Kids to Dream  

In the wake of numerous headlines where young lives are targeted, have our youth been robbed of their dreams for a better tomorrow? Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a harmonious nation, our youth too deserve such a dream. Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum for youth orientated activities centered around Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech that will educate, encourage, and embrace today's youth to dream of bright futures for themselves and their communities.
The program is one hour long, starting at 1pm. Last program begins at 4pm.

Admission FREE with Donation of 3 Canned Goods

Join the ICRCM in the Martin Luther King Jr, Day Parade starting at 11am. We welcome any and all to march with us!
Join the ICRCM for our MLK Day closing ceremony candlelight vigil, starting at 6pm. We will remember the truimphant civil rights hero, Dr. King, and all those whose lives have been affected by the injustices that we as a democratic passionate nation are still fighting for.

Save the Date for the 55th Anniversary of the Sit-Ins Gala!

Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
Imperial Ballroom

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6:00 pm

Special Guest - Recipient of the 2015 Alston-Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award
Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian

The Fight for the Right to Vote - Never Forget

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