International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro

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Visit one of the most crucial places for the struggle against racial segregation and learn about the history of the civil rights movement at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The museum's historic building once housed the Woolworth store where the famous Greensboro sit-ins took place in 1960. The protest initiated by four black students quickly gained nationwide support and sparked a series of similar acts that ultimately led to a major triumph in the battle for equality. See the authentic lunch counter where the sit-ins happened, watch reenactments, explore the multimedia collection, and browse the collection of artifacts. You'll learn not only about events in Greensboro, but the whole history of segregation and the fight to end it. Both self-guided and docent-led tours of the museum are available. Discover how to plan a Greensboro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • You could feel the struggles of those subject to inhumane treatment of slavery, as well as those forced to adhere to the laws segregation, and those brave enough to stand up to the injustice of those....  more
    You could feel the struggles of those subject to inhumane treatment of slavery, as well as those forced to adhere to the laws segregation, and those brave enough to stand up to the injustice of those....  more »
  • The museum was informative and I felt a stronger connection to past events through the displays and the video footage. 
    The museum was informative and I felt a stronger connection to past events through the displays and the video footage.  more »
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  • Awesome experience! This museum is a must for all to see. It's very educational and our tour guide Dillon was awesome! I would encourage anyone visiting the Greensboro area to make this museum part of their plans. I highly recommend it for kids 12 and up too. It's a good positive way to start the conversation about race relations in our country for those that don't really know or understand.
  • Robin was a FANTASTIC tour guide. We upgraded from the self guided tour to staff led. She was knowledgeable, passionate, and very transparent. She taught me so many new things (I thought I knew my history but I don't) and I captured all of this in my pocket notebook. I cried, laughed, and experienced a range of emotions. This is a must do activity in Greensboro, NC. Robin was amazing! Thank you!

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