Our Story

Mission Statement

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and iconic Landmark, is a comprehensive Civil Rights museum and an innovative social justice educational organization devoted to the understanding and advancement of civil and human rights at home and around the world. It commemorates the Feb. 1, 1960, sit-ins at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, by the N.C. A&T Four students. Their non-violent direct action challenged America to make good its promises of equality and civic inclusion enunciated in the Constitution. The F.W. Woolworth's five-and-dime site, now home to the Center and Museum, is a monument to the bravery visionary young advocates of full citizenship and social justice.


From left to right: David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan) and Joseph McNeil.

Experience our permanent galleries with virtual or on-site visits.

Explore the story of the civil rights struggle in the United States as part of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's permanent galleries, The Battlegrounds. This engaging encounter includes captivating audio/video narratives, pictorial, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive components.

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"And Still I Rise!"

Included in the museum's permanent galleries is And Still I Rise!, a tribute to an outstanding array of celebrated artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and civic figures who broke racially restrictive barriers during the Jim Crow era.

Helen Suzman:
Fighter for Human Rights

The Virtual Exhibit


Participate in thoughtful programming year-round.

From workshops and film screenings, to lectures and cultural events, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum provides a rich calendar of events for all ages and backgrounds.

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Documents & Media Interest

Form 990 (2017)


Form 990 (2018)


Form 990 (2019)


Civil Rights Museum W-9


Sit-In Movement W-9


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