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.


February, 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)

Ida B. Wells

Saturday Children’s Story Hour

Saturday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Join us every Saturday at 11am or 1pm 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.

February Once Again: The Evolution of a Dynasty

Saturday, February 21, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Take a journey with us -- an Artistic Journey -- through the Black Experience!  It's the Good, the Bad, the Ugly; the Promising, the Powerful and the Beautiful!  It is US.  Performed through Poetry, Song and Dance, this will be a Black History event like no other! Advanced tickets $5.00; $10.00 at the door.

Dark Girls : A Look at Colorism & Internalized Racism

Friday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the ICRCM for a showing of Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry's documentary "Dark Girls" followed by a riveting discussion by Deena Hayes- Greene, founder of the Racial Equality Institute, and Monica Walker, member of the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance, on color, gender, race, and internalized racism. This community conversation will address some of the vital issues that plague the African American community and shape experiences as we discuss race relations in the United States.
The discussion doesn't end there, immediately following will be a discussion-dinner with the panelists!

$25.00/ pair
*ticket purchases can be made online at by pressing the "DONATE NOW" button  or at the door *

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Black Rhythm & Blue Harmony: The Sound of the Movement

Saturday, February 28, 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

The internationally acclaimed Larry Q. Draughn Music Group presents "Black Rhythm & Blue Harmony: The Sound of the Movement". A look at the songs of the Civil Rights Movement depicting the struggles of African Americans against oppression, and a tribute to North Carolina's musical icons who composed significant work during that time.
Tickets can be purchased at by pressing the "DONATE NOW" button or an hour before the showcase in the ICRCM Gift Shop for $10.00; doors open at 4:00p.m.
*Seating limited*

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