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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  • La’ Tonya had us in the palm of her hand throughout the entire visit. She lead us from exhibit to exhibit with charm and grace, answered all questions effortlessly and brought the artifacts to life.  more »
  • It is a wonderful museum and they do a great job of highlighting and educating people on the importance of such a significant event in American history  more »
  • Excellent tour guides who are passionate about explaining the historical struggle for civil rights in the United States, particularly the South. Educational journey explains the context and the aftermath of the Greensboro sit-in in 1960 and the impact on the bigger movement. Photography is restricted and limited inside, so bear that in mind. Groups can be large but guides do all they can to accommodate large tours. Highly recommend.
  • A moving and poignant walk through history. You'll leave with a better understanding of the civil rights movement and a whole new respect for life itself. Wonderful experience and informative too

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