August 15, 2022
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, invites teachers and students to take a virtual journey through the spaces of the museum with a senior docent who will bring their encounter to life and engage them in America’s story. The center’s building formerly housed the Woolworth’s that was the site of a nonviolent protest in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Interactive Virtual Tours combine prerecorded exhibit footage and live interaction with a docent via a secured Zoom meeting, along with a live Q&A at the end of the program. The length of the tour is approximately one hour, thirty minutes and can be adjusted to a school’s specifications.
A journey through the “The Complex Tapestry of a Civil-Rights America” is currently available for educational groups of 25 or more. Options for dates and times are posted online. The experience has been tailored to help students and educators examine the threads of the creative and strategic struggles that define the Civil Right Movement in the United States and abroad. More generally, this civic learning program will help participants use the knowledge of this informed and consequential history to help chart a more constructive and inclusive future, while critically examining historic and contemporary social movements that use direct action, nonviolent protesting as a mechanism for change.
A freely downloadable guide provides details for scheduling an Interactive Virtual Tour and preparing for the experience.