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WINSTON-SALEM
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International Civil Rights Museum in the Woolworth Building, Greensboro

 

WINSTON-SALEM and GREENSBORO GUIDE
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WELCOME TO WINSTON-SALEM & GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Situated on the Piedmont Plateau of gently rolling hills, Greensboro and Winston-Salem echo the history, culture, and natural beauty that is North Carolina. These are towns were built from old tobacco and textile money ... More

BLACK GENESIS - WINSTON-SALEM and GREENSBORO
The history of African-Americans in the Piedmont Region is closely linked with that of the German Moravian Protestant group that settled in nearby Piedmont in 1753.  In 1766, the Moravians established Salem ... More

CULTURAL SITES
International Civil Rights Center & Museum, in the historic F.W. Woolworth Building became the world famous First Lunch Counter Sit-in site of America's Civil Rights Movement -- energized with non-violent student activism ... More

GREENSBORO LUNCH COUNTER SIT-INS
Influenced by Dr. King’s 1958 book, Stride Towards Freedom, on 1 February 1960, four courageous North Carolina A&T students sat at a segregated Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter. They could have been beaten or lynched ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
St. Paul United Methodist Church formed in 1871 and moved to its present site near Depot Street School in 1879, the church has played a major role in guiding and reassuring African Americans from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement ... More

HISTORIC SITES
Woolworth’s Building is the world famous First Lunch Counter Sit-in site where the Civil Rights Movement became energized with non-violent student activism; their persistence and cool heads despite overwhelming ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
With General Historical Museum, Barn Dinner Theatre, Carolina Theatre, Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro coupled with Downtown Arts District, Old Salem Museum, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem are ... More


FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Two children's museums, a toy museum, children's theater, a water park, science center, and several miniature golf course ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Old Salem Museum & Gardens are one of the most authentic living history restorations in the United States. Though near the center of Winston-Salem, you can stroll through a restored town and gardens to experience life as the Moravians of 1766 ... More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
In this 1.2 million person metro area, about 230,000 are African American. There are more than 5,000 African American-owned companies in the metro area. Greensboro leveraged its railroad hub to build one of the nation’s foremost textile manufacturing ... More

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Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu
Calvin Young

 

 
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