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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Greensboro Up For Best State Attraction

 

GREENSBORO – The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is in the running for the top Best Readers’ Choice travel attraction in North Carolina.

 

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USA Today is promoting the competition nation wide. The center and museum deserves to be recognized in the 10 Best Readers Choice Travel Awards. It will help promote social justice history of Greensboro to a possible new audience as well as bring light to the center itself.

 

To vote, click here.

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An exhibit at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum showing the four N.C. A&T students: Joseph McNeil, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.), David Richmond and Franklin McCain. Their sit-in at Woolworth’s kicked off a movement across the South.

Photos by H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record

The civil right museum is a former Woolworth store at 134 S. Elm St. where four N.C. A&T students started nonviolent sit-ins on Feb. 1, 1960. They served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.

 

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Other state sites in the contest include the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Grandfather Mountain and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

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