A Year of Anniversaries —
The Museum celebrated a number of significant milestones in 2020 related to the Sit-In Movement and the Museum.
The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution also witnessed historic markers related to women's voting rights and African-Americans' voting rights, respectively.
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— and unprecedented challenges.
During the novel coronavirus pandemic, a small group of full-time staff members had worked to complete projects re-casting the Museum's operations so that we could continue to educate the public about what we call “America's Best Story.” That is to say, the narrative of the Civil Rights Movement, along with the ideas and strategy that inspired it.
Protesting in 2020
Intensifying conversations regarding race and racism in the United States — the proverbial disparity between "promise" and "practice" in a democratic society built on civic principles — challenged our collective identity.
Celebrating Our Supporters
This listing represents sponsors who gave through fiscal year 2020, and include supporters of the Museum's 2020 Civil Rights Gala.
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“We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s generosity as evidenced by the Bank’s support for promoting understanding of Greensboro’s distinctive story of non-violent direct action for racial inclusion, and for its recognition that the Civil Rights Museum’s trusteeship of the Woolworth’s landmark has reached a point of stability where we are prepared to take the next steps toward greater national and international impact.”
- John Swaine, CEO