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“Not Recommended - Too Rushed”

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in Greensboro, N.C., is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. This national landmark and national site of conscience celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Our vision is to memorialize the courageous stand of the Greensboro Four as they launched, for posterity, the sit-in movement Feb. 1, 1960. We hope that the ICRCM, with its focus on the sit-in activities at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, will inspire the vigilance and fortify the spirit of all oppressed people to step forward in the ongoing struggle for human freedom.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The only way to see the museum is to go on a one-hour guided tour (for $10). The tour is rushed through, with no time to see and read the interactive displays. There is no opportunity to go back through and take your time to really read and understand what is there. If I hadn't already known the history of the Civil Rights Movement, I would not have learned it here, because the tour is too rushed. After paying $10, I would think that I would have the right to take my time and really look at their material. Not permitted.

5  Thank eduJamesE
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This museum is located in a F W Woolworth Store in Greensboro. The original counter, seats, tableware and everything from 1960 is there where the first sit -in occurred. The staff gave an excellent tour, the videos were remarkable, the stories from the Civil Rights era can be told over and over. It was very impressive, sobering and haunting. Such courage was displayed by the first four at the sit-in and for those who participated afterwards. It was the beginning of so many changes. I highly recommend. A must see.

1  Thank Pip18Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

A liitle graphic in spots but true to what really happened. The thoughts I came away with is how much discrimination still exists today and is practiced openly and even encouraged by some political parties. Go see it and your will understand and be amazed.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I lived in Greensboro for almost three years before I took the tour at ICRM. It was a terrific experience with a young man who was an excellent docent. This was the actual Woolworth's where nonviolent sit-ins occurred at the lunch counter in 1960. This is a lesson in history that everyone needs to hear. There is usually live music on First Friday, and there's a terrific little gift shop, too. Definitely stop by and take a tour.

1  Thank oneandgo
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This museum was the only reason I visited Greensboro - and it was worth it. Fantastic museum, great tour - this is a must see. You will learn so much about Civil Rights history, could not recommend this enough.

Thank Hannah M
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