Black History Month

February is black history month, so we thought we would highlight a few NMTC projects that commemorate the Civil Rights Movement.

International Civil Rights Center & Museum

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and iconic Landmark, is a comprehensive Civil Rights museum and an innovative social justice educational organization devoted to the understanding and advancement of civil and human rights at home and around the world. It commemorates the Feb. 1, 1960, sit-ins at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, by the N.C. A&T Four students. Their non-violent direct action challenged America to make good its promises of equality and civic inclusion enunciated in the Constitution. The F.W. Woolworth's five-and-dime site, now home to the Center and Museum, is a monument to the bravery visionary young ...
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National Center for Civil And Human Rights

National Center for Civil And Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement. Located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, the museum opened to the public on June 23, 2014.  The ribbon cutting for the 43,000-square-foot facility was attended by icons of the civil rights movement, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an original Freedom Rider. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Mayor Kasim Reed and former mayor Shirley Franklin also spoke at the grand opening event. “The Center on Civil and Human Rights’ opening is ...
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International African American Museum

International African American Museum
TD Community Development Corporation (TDCDC) provided NMTC financing to the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, to assist in its construction project and opening. The International African American Museum's long-term investment in South Carolina comes in the form of a $96 million state-of-the-art, interactive museum to educate the world on the under-told stories of African Americans. The museum illuminates Charleston’s role in the internationalslave trade and connect visitors to the past, demonstrating how enslaved as well as freed African Americans shaped the economic, political and cultural development of the nation. Additionally, the museum includes a Center for Family ...
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