NC Civil Rights Museum Opens

On February first, 50 years ago, four black college students sat down at the segregated lunch counter in the Woolworth building in Greensboro.

The museum will be an archival center, museum, and teaching facility devoted to the struggle for civil rights.


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  • by hahahah Location: PLEASE POST on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    WITN why are you taking out all my posts, i had nothing unkind to say, certainly nothing like the posts now...oh i know, i had something logical to say and that wont do because you need the drama to get people looking at your stories.
  • by Mitch Location: Columbia on Feb 1, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    When will we get a museum showing the struggle of qualified white men trying to get a job they are more qualified for then the black man who got the job for ONE REASON , the color of his skin CALLED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. I guess this was right to all of you bleeding heart liberals. This is a bunch of mess and you all know it to be.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    You will NEVER see me go there and I'll go out of my way to make sure my two sons don't get brainwashed by all that garbage. This does not mean equality. It's reverse discrimination.
  • by Ugh Location: Greeeeeeeenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:07 AM
    Where's my Mayflower ship museum history month celebration?
  • by jamie16 Location: Williamston on Feb 1, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    This is a good thing...if it teaches about the civil rights struggle of all Americans. The Irish, Italians and many others were discriminated against too.
  • by Teacher on Feb 1, 2010 at 05:55 AM
    As a teacher I feel that this is a wonderful thing. So much of our history is left out of the history books within our school district. Not only my culture but, so many other cultures. This is another avenue we can use to educate our children.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    Every race had its problems. I'm sure if you read your history book, you will discover that people were cruel to every race at different times. Lets all stop holding grudges and love one another.I have a Jewish friend,black, white,french ,whatever. God Bless you.
  • by the purpose on Feb 1, 2010 at 04:12 AM
    please explain the purpose of this. while i am all for equality, equal rights, etc.. i dont understand how bringing this all up helps the cause. if you and a friend had a fight ten years ago but since made up, would you want that friend to bring up that fight again or would it be better for the relationship to just MOVE ON? the more we bring this up, the more bad feelings linger. i think its awesome that black people had courage to stand up for their rights, but i think we need to gravitate more towards our relationships in the present and future. by there is no 'black history'. its civil rights history. this should be given ample discussion in the history books of our schoolkids.
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