February One monument honoring 4 Sit-in students at North Carolina A&T University

February One monument honoring the 4 Sit-in students at North Carolina A&T University; credit Visit Greensboro

Greensboro Cultural Sites

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
DESCRIPTION: On 1 February 1960, this F.W. Woolworth Building became the world-famous First Lunch Counter Sit-in site of America’s Civil Rights Movement — energized with non-violent student activism; their persistence and cool heads despite verbal and physical abuse at this lunch counter helped break the back of segregation in Greensboro and the nation. Though the American Civil Rights Movement unofficially started with the desegregation of the U.S. Military and Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color line in 1947, the Greensboro Sit-ins inaugurated the Active Non-violent Confrontation tactic, which was more powerful than Passive Non-violent Confrontation tactics such as boycotts and lawsuits; thus, the Greensboro Sit-ins became a model for non-violent sit-ins in the South and now, around the world
ADMISSION: range from $15 down, age 5 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: October-March Tue-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 1p-5p; April-September Tue-Thu 9a-6p, Fri-Sat 9a-7p, Sun 1p-6p
ADDRESS: 100 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-274-9199
WEBSITE: https://www.sitinmovement.org

North Carolina A&T State University

Mattye Reed African Heritage Museum
DESCRIPTION: , the museum seeks to educate people about the culture, history, and accomplishments of African societies and peoples of African descent; it features over 3500 art and craft items from 30 African nations, New Guinea, and Haiti; the permanent Henry Clinton Taylor Collection and accompanying gallery space at was named for Henry Clinton Taylor, founder of the University’s Art Department and chairman for 28 years; Taylor opened a gallery in the basement of the Dudley Building in 1956 to exhibit works by American artists; the collection now includes pieces by Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Alma Thomas and Jacob Lawrence and Margaret Burroughs; tours available by appointment; located in the Dudley Building on North Carolina A&T State University campus
ADMISSION: supported by donations
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-334-7874
WEBSITE: https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/index.php

Bennett College


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