International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Discussion in 'Locations' started by Glenn Clabo, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    It's housed in the original store in Greensboro, NC
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    Original lunch counter and stools where the Greensboro Four...Ezell Blair, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond... began their protest on Feb. 1, 1960
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    Although I was raised outside of Boston...as a son of a southerner...I remember asking why when we went to visit...
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    All shot with an old Point and Shoot...processed Silver Efex
     
  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Great stuff, Glenn. I love these folk museums, containing things within living memory. They you look around you now to see what might feature in a museum in decades to come.

    Our local Woolworths finally closed last year, or was it two years ago?

    The coloured drinking fountain is chilling.
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What an interesting series Glenn and a piece of history I knew nothing about. I like the presentation very much.
     
  4. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Thank you Rob...what's chilling for me is that it happened in my life time. We have come a long way...but there still is a long way to go.
     
  5. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pete...as I get older "history" has a very different meaning. It shocks me to think I was alive at a time when many of my now most cherished friends would not be allowed to drink out of the same water fountain as me. These young men and women stood up to something that could and did cause them their momentary comfort and freedom (and lives for many) for something so much more long term. It does make me question the wiring in our human brains...including my own father.
     
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  6. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Really interesting and especially informative posting Glenn. The images send the wrong sort of chill up my spine.
     
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  7. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Thank you Glenn. It reminds me also of an incident I experienced in Long Beach California in 1967. For an 18 year old from Norway who had never come across rasism or even heard of it. A philipino friend and I were stopped at an amusement park. My friend was not allowed entrance. Needless to say, none of us entered. Very well spotted and executed.
     

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