Friday, February 12, 2016

Celebrating African American History Month-Places

This poster publicized the opening of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum on February 1, 2010. The museum is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the F.W. Woolworth building where four young men refused to move from their seats at the counter. It “celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.” The original seats and counter remain as they were on February 1, 1960 (see photo below). For more information, check out the museum's web site.

The original portion of the lunch counter and stools where the four students sat on Feb. 1, 1960, has never been moved from the original site.

Photos and information from The International Civil Rights Center & Museum