Greensboro, North Carolina: Historic Anti-Racist Lunch Counter

In 1960 this was a Woolworths, and its racist lunch counter is where four black students sat and refused to leave until they were served. Now it's a Civil Rights museum, and the lunch counter has been preserved as it was, including all its chrome hardware and orange-and-blue seats. No one's allowed to sit at it now.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

134 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Downtown. On the west side of S. Elm St. a block south of its intersection with W. Market St. Look for the red Woolworths facade.
M-Th 9-6, F-Sa 9-7, fewer hours off-season (Call to verify)
Adults $10.
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Woolworth's Civil Rights Birthplace.

Historic Anti-Racist Lunch Counter

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in this country's Civil Rights movement. The lunch counter is only visible (through a glass exhibit case) on a guided tour which takes place every 30 minutes or so. There is a gift shop and a number of paintings and photographs to peruse whilst waiting.

[Steve Mustard, 07/26/2014]

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