Black History Month
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It’s building formerly housed the Woolworth’s, the site of a non-violent protest in the civil rights movement.
Feb. 01, 2022
On February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four.
“Almost instantaneously, after sitting down on a simple, dumb stool, I felt so relieved. I felt so clean, and I felt as though I had gained a little bit of my manhood by that simple act.”
– Franklin McCain
Omega Sports’ Good Neighborship with
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
Feb. 01, 2022, commemorated the 62nd anniversary when David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joeseph McNeil, four African American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in a Greensboro popular Woolworth store. Our Chief Marketing Officer, Del Scheitler, got the opportunity to share Omega Sports’ Good Neighborship with The International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
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If you’re in Greensboro, this is a meaningful place to visit and help support.
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Join us February 19-26 for the TWS 2nd Annual Maud 2.23 in honor of the late Ahmaud Arbery.
A portion of proceeds from Maud 2.23 will support the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greensboro, Building Hope in Greenville, and Charlotte’s Running Works.
“A Better Life for Their Children” exhibit by Andrew Feiler at the Charlotte Museum of History. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Andrew Feiler is a photographer and author from Savannah, Georgia. He has long been active in civic life, supporting and creative community initiatives and serving on nonprofit boards. His art is an extension of his civic values. Feiler’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, CBS This Morning, and exhibited at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel and other institutions.
Temporary Exhibit- Open February 5 to June 18
Exhibit now open
“A Better Life for Their Children”
“A Better Life for Their Children” opens today at the Charlotte Museum of History highlighting Rosenwald-era schools, which were built to educate Black children during the Jim Crow era.
- Photographer Andrew Feiler drove more than 25,000 miles documenting these schools, interviewing former Rosenwald School students and teachers, and ultimately turning his work into a book.
- “A Better Life for Their Children” was published in 2021 and premiered as an exhibit at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta last May.
Why it matters: The Siloam School, which still sits in University City, was built in a similar manner to those funded by Rosenwald Foundation.