International Civil Rights Center & Museum http://wunc.org en Greensboro City Attorney Steps Down http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-city-attorney-steps-down <p></p><p></p><p>City officials announced the resignation of Mujeeb Shah-Khan Friday evening. The announcement comes after a week in which many questions have emerged over a payment the city made to the civil rights museum.</p><p>Here's what we know:</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:16:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30976 at http://wunc.org Greensboro City Attorney Steps Down Civil Rights Museum Lifts Tour Guide Requirement http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-museum-lifts-tour-guide-requirement <p><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Members of the Greensboro City Council will get an update Tuesday afternoon about the downtown Civil Rights Museum. &nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Leaders in Greensboro were upset to learn late last week that part of a loan they approved was paid out before a written agreement went into place. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:33:05 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30720 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Museum Lifts Tour Guide Requirement Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter http://wunc.org/post/franklin-mccain-dies-helped-start-sit-movement-greensboro-lunch-counter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960.</span></p><p>"I certainly wasn't afraid. And I wasn't afraid because I was too angry to be afraid. If I were lucky I would be carted off to jail for a long, long time. And if I were not so lucky, then I would be going back to my campus, in a pine box." - Franklin McCain, interview on NPR</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:17:54 +0000 Jeff Tiberii & Carol Jackson 28727 at http://wunc.org Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter Civil Rights Museum Getting Loan From City http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-museum-getting-loan-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The struggling Civil Rights museum in Greensboro will receive a $1.5 million loan from the City. Museum leaders first asked for one and a half million dollars for educational programming earlier this year, than later said they needed the money to keep up with mortgage and loan payments. Members of the city council voted 6-3 Tuesday night and the city will provide half the money in the next 60 days.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:45:41 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 21888 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Museum Getting Loan From City Greensboro Council Members Propose Loan To Help Civil Rights Museum http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-council-members-propose-loan-help-civil-rights-museum <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:46:20 +0000 Gurnal Scott 21708 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Council Members Propose Loan To Help Civil Rights Museum Civil Rights Museum Asks Greensboro For Financial Help http://wunc.org/post/civil-rights-museum-asks-greensboro-financial-help <p></p><p>The Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro has formally asked city leaders for $1.5 million in funding.<br><br>Since the museum opened in 2010, it has run an annual deficit and failed to meet attendance goals. Museum leaders floated the idea of asking the city to help fund educational programs.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:54:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19792 at http://wunc.org Civil Rights Museum Asks Greensboro For Financial Help Change Of Step At Civil Rights Museum http://wunc.org/post/change-step-civil-rights-museum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.sitinmovement.org/">International Civil Rights Center and Museum</a> opened in Greensboro nearly three and a half years ago.&nbsp; A national sit-in movement began on February </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 1960 at an F.W. Woolworth lunch counter on Elm Street, and today that site remains a commemoration and celebration of a chapter in American history. </span> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:46:01 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 18066 at http://wunc.org Change Of Step At Civil Rights Museum