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“This place is a joke”

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Ranked #1 of 78 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: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 15 April 2014

International? I think not. You have to make a reservation to visit and it's not worth it. The lunch counter is an important part of history, but needs to be in a real museum; like in Washington or Memphis.

3  Thank Cole231
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here yesterday and it was purely amazing. They did an excellent job with this museum. It it a bit graphic at times. You should be aware if you are going to bring young children. But you definitely have to stop by here of you are in Greensboro!!! It is a must see!!!!

1  Thank Alexcia H
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

I had a wonderful experience at the ICRCM! I highly recommend anyone visiting Greensboro to attend this site before leaving.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by this museum. The layout and information is all you could ask for, and the docents are fabulous as they take you around the museum (and we had 3 different ones)! I love that you can join the tour at any point, then drop off as you return to where you joined -- you never have to wait for the next tour. The exhibits are poignant, unique, and so well executed -- and the bathrooms are new, clean, and a pleasure. There are lots of wonderful restaurants within walking distance, so don't forget lunch. (We had lunch at Loaf, a small cafe with delicious bread and sandwiches. Don't miss the flourless chocolate cake.) Admission is a very reasonable $10, less if you're 65 or over.

1  Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

50th year of the Civil Rights Act...excellent place to stop, listen, and learn. Being right there at the lunch counter was an honor. Caused me to think about what I was doing at age 17. The passion, the bravery, the vision of those on the front line was humbling.

We did not start with a group but were told to join a group in session as the museum is NOT chronologically designed and we would eventually see everything. We did with 3 different tour guides. I would suggest starting with a group. The flow through the museum and materials would be better that way. Of the 3 tour guides, two were mechanically sticking to their scripts. The 3rd guide was sooo much better. Very comfortable with the crowd and the subject matter. Made it much more interactive and a better learning experience.

Graphics well done. Some design work needs to be done. Audios from other areas were overwhelming the voices of the guides.

It is my understanding that there was controversy over opening this Museum within political factions of Greensboro. Congratulations and thank you to all who worked to overcome the obstacles, naysayers and barriers. Be proud. It is also my understanding that continued funding is an issue. I hope this does not continue and the Museum's future is safeguarded...

2  Thank Stephanie S
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