Greensboro, North Carolina: Cup of Freedom

Four tiny black students sit around a sculpted coffee cup on a pedestal. Titled "Cup of Freedom," by Charles Jenkins, it was unveiled on February 1, 2010, the 50th anniversary of the famous Civil Rights anti-segregation lunch counter protest at the Woolworth's next door.

132 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Downtown, on the north side of W. February 1 Place, just west of its intersection with S. Elm St., and just south of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
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Cup of Freedom.

Cup of Freedom

The Cup of Freedom monument is small and easy to miss from an automobile.

[David Donald, 08/04/2022]

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