International Centre

The new Museum in Greensboro reminiscent of the civil rights movement, which in 1960 here began on February 1, 2010 opens the international civil rights Center & Museum in the former F.W. Woolworth building in Greensboro for the first time its doors for visitors. 14 permanent and a changing exhibition events of the civil rights movement are to be released closer interested in the 1960s. The impressive history of the struggle for equality is mediated through audio elements, videos, artwork and original exhibits. “The Museum building and the opening date is no accident: it was on February 1, 1960, when the African American students Ezell Blair, David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain entered the F.W. Woolworth.

building on South Elm Street, and ostentatiously at the whites-only” lunch took place. Every day came more and more supporters to join the four young men. Was this obvious rebellion against the discriminatory racial segregation in public facilities Foundations for the subsequent civil rights movement. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. The admission price is 5.50 euro for adults, there are discounts for seniors, children and students.

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