International Civil Rights Center & Museum Hosts Weekly 'Saturday Storytelling'

Jul 20, 2015, 09:00 ET from International Civil Rights Center and Museum

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) welcomes parents, students and youth to attend its weekly 'Saturday Children's Story Hour.' Guests are invited to meet at the museum every Saturday at 11 a.m. to hear dynamic leaders and educators from the community narrate stories and interact with participants. The museum is located at 134 South Elm Street in Greensboro, N.C.

'Saturday Storytelling' is free and open to the public, so guests are encouraged to call in advance to confirm their attendance. Each storytelling hours includes vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and a make-and-take art project engaging children ages 5 thru 12 years old.  

John Swaine, CEO of the ICRCM, said, "It goes without saying that reading to young people expands their minds and introduces them to new worlds and possibilities. We want children in the community to know that they are welcome to join the International Civil Rights Center and Museum every Saturday for our storytelling hour. We appreciate the support of our guest readers, and we are grateful to the Gannett Foundation for their generous support of this wonderful program."

At least once a month, one of the featured books will focus on healthy food choices and fitness activities. In this way, ICRCM—along with 500 other cultural organizations—participates in First Lady Michelle Obama's, Let's Move: Museums & Gardens, an initiative aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum – founded in 1993 and opened in 2010 – is located in the historic 1929 F.W. Woolworth building in Greensboro, North Carolina, known for the iconic non-violent protests of the "sit-in movement" that served as a catalyst in the civil rights  movement of the South. The Museum complex includes 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, and features 14 signature exhibits devoted to chronicling the struggle for human and civil rights. The Museum's focal point is the original lunch counter and stools where North Carolina A&T's students, the "Greensboro Four" began their protest against racial segregation on Feb. 1, 1960, in Greensboro, NC. For more information, visit and follow the museum on Twitter @sitinmuseum.

SOURCE International Civil Rights Center and Museum