Greensboro 4 Sit-In Mural, Greensboro

Greensboro 4 Sit-In Mural at Windsor Recreation Center, Greensboro; credit Visit Greensboro


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Greensboro gushes Black beauty and culture but is also home to North Carolina A&T University, which ignited the Civil Rights Movement when four black students sat at a whites-only lunch counter.

Quaker cousins Levi & Vestal Coffin formed the Grand Central Terminal of the Underground Railroad in the Greensboro-High Point area.

Cultural Sites
International Civil Rights Center & Museum evolved from the historic F.W. Woolworth Building.

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The dining and black-owned choices are slim but fruitful.

Black-owned Greensboro shops took a beating through the pandemic, here’s what’s left.

Heritage Sites
The First Lunch Counter Sit-in energized the Civil Rights Movement became with non-violent activism.

General Attractions
The Downtown Arts District with General Historical Museum and Blandwood Mansion make for afternoon sites.

Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
On 1 February 1960, four courageous North Carolina A&T students sat at the segregated Woolworth lunch counter.

Family Attractions
A children’s museum, toy museum, water park, science center & miniature golf courses dot the region.

A National Historic Landmark, Blandwood is transformed from an antebellum plantation mansion that today hoses antique furnishings, some by black craftsmen.

Trivia & Famous Residents
In this 1.2 million pop. metro area, about 230,000 residents are African American and many attended HBCUs.

February One is a tribute to Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr., and David Richmond, who began the lunch counter sit-in on 1 February 1960.


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