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Museum Hosts Four Notables During Inaugural Civil Rights Speaker Series

"Commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the initiation of the Greensboro Sit-Ins, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum presents a four-part series of programs featuring legendary civic leaders who have made mighty contributions to the historic Civil Rights Movement. [Read more]...

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JAN. 31 at 3 p.m. 
FEB. 8, 15, & 22
, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, in conjunction with UNC Greensboro, Bennett College, Guilford College, and Greensboro College in February 2023 as we host exceptional civil rights leaders during the Museum's inaugural "Civil Rights Series" highlighting some of America's most consequential stories from the people who were there.

*Please note that dates, times, and speakers may be subject to change.

See the speakers and program addresses below.

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Civil Rights Speakers

The Rev. Al Sharpton
Jan. 31, 2023 | 3 p.m.

Civil & political activist, minister, media host

Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America

Presented at:
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 S. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

The Rev. Andrew Young
Feb. 8, 2023 | 6 p.m.

SCLC leader, mayor, congressperson, U.N. diplomat 

Book: The Many Lives of Andrew Young

Presented at:
UNC Greensboro
Elliott Auditorium
507 Stirling Street
Greensboro, NC 27412

Dr. Johnnetta Cole
Feb. 15, 2023 | 6 p.m.

Anthropologist, educator, museum director, & college president

Racism in American Public Life: A Call of Action

Presented at:
Bennett College
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel
900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

The Rev. Dr. James Lawson
Feb. 22, 2023 | 6 p.m.

Civil rights activist, professor, minister

Revolutionary Nonviolence

Presented at:
Guilford College
Dana Auditorium
710 Levi Coffin Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410

2023 Speaker Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Metcon Construction

The ICRCM thanks Metcon Construction for their generous support of its inaugural 2023 Speaker Series!

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N.C. A&T State University

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Greensboro College