Black History Month February 2022

Although some people may think of Greensboro, North Carolina, as a small city in the Triad, Greensboro played a huge role in the civil rights movement and is continuing its role today. The spark of the civil rights movement began in Greensboro with four North Carolina A&T State University students who sat at a whites-only counter in Woolworth’s on February 1, 1960. After refusing to leave, the next day there were twenty students who joined the sit-in. Fifty years later, on the anniversary of the sit-in movement, the Woolworth building became the International Civil Rights Center and Museum where hundreds of people travel to visit every year.

From the community’s participation in the Underground Railroad to inspiring the civil rights movement, Greensboro and the surrounding areas have stood up for equity, diversity and inclusion. Black History Month gives us to the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate where we have been, where we are and what’s yet to come. Join the YMCA of Greensboro and the surrounding Greensboro, North Carolina, community as we celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month Local Celebrations

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Published: February 1, 2022