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International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina Valerie/Flickr

On Feburary 1, 1960, four students walked into a F.W Woolsworth and sat at the "all-white counter",asking to be served. The sit-in, intiated by civil rights activist David Richmand, was conducted at a Woolsworth in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The sit-in lasted six days, forced F.W Woolsworth to intergrate their counter seating and sparked similar non-violent sit-ins across the country. Currently, the International Civil Right Center and Museum, sits in the place of the Woolsworth. ICRCM, celebrates this sit-in and other civil rights protests by offering reenactments and displaying historical relics from these protests.

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