International Civil Rights Center & Museum (2009)

Greensboro, NC

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin


The International Civil Rights Center and 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 and 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 advocates of full citizenship and social justice.

Construction of the museum in Greensboro, N.C., received a much needed financial injection of $28 million in NMTC financing from U.S. Bancorp CDE Stonehenge Community Development. NMTC financing filled a critical funding gap after more than a decade of fundraising and building to ensure the Museum opened on February 1, 2010, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-in.

Congressional District

Project Map

Other North Carolina Projects

Historic renovation of mixed-used facility including biotech innovation space, offices, entertainment, and restaurant space….
The Bailey Power Plant (the Project) is the adaptive re-use of a former RJ Reynolds tobacco facility that is being redeveloped by Wexford Science…
The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) is a charter school affiliated with the Young Women’s Leadership Network. Through generous support from the local…
The construction of a new K-12 public school for the public school district of Jones County, North Carolina. The Jones County School District (JCSD)…
The NMTC project involves the construction of a 30,000-square foot, stand-alone medical office building and ambulatory care center on the southeast corner of the…
Severn Peanut Company, Inc. is a producer of peanut based consumer products. The company’s products include peanut butter and roasted in-shell peanuts, which are…