Donors & Support


A Year of Anniversaries —

The Museum celebrated a number of significant milestones in 2020 related to the Sit-In Movement and the Museum.

The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution also witnessed historic markers related to women's voting rights and African-Americans' voting rights, respectively. 

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60th anniversary
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150th anniversary
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— and unprecedented challenges.

 During the novel coronavirus pandemic, a small group of full-time staff members had worked to complete projects re-casting the Museum's operations so that we could continue to educate the public about what we call “America's Best Story.” That is to say, the narrative of the Civil Rights Movement, along with the ideas and strategy that inspired it.

Protesting in 2020

Intensifying conversations regarding race and racism in the United States — the proverbial disparity between "promise" and "practice" in a democratic society built on civic principles — challenged our collective identity.

Celebrating Our Supporters

This listing represents sponsors who gave through fiscal year 2020, and include supporters of the Museum's 2020 Civil Rights Gala.

Museum Title Sponsor

“We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s generosity as evidenced by the Bank’s support for promoting understanding of Greensboro’s distinctive story of non-violent direct action for racial inclusion, and for its recognition that the Civil Rights Museum’s trusteeship of the Woolworth’s landmark has reached a point of stability where we are prepared to take the next steps toward greater national and international impact.”

- John Swaine, CEO

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Lunch Counter — $10,000

Beyond the Barriers — $5,000

Freedom Supporter — $2,500

Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

Brenda James

Greensboro Men's Club

Honda Aircraft Company

Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Insight Education

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

JD Financial Group

Lincoln Financial

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Randall Kaplan and Kathy Manning

Racial Equity

Replacements, Ltd.

Top Ladies of Distinction

United Maintenance Group

Walk of Courage — $1,500


First Presbyterian Church

Nt'l Forum of Black Public Administrators

A. Philip Randolph Institute

Frazier, Jones-Canady and Wilson-Wertz

New Light Missionary Baptist Church

Amalgamated Transit Union

Friends of Sharon Dooley

Nicole Quick


Greensboro Regional Realtor Association

Oak Street Health

Attorney Mark Gray

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Ole Asheboro Neighborhood Association

Bank of America

Greensboro NAACP

Piedmont Business Capital

Beta Epsilon Boule

Greensboro Police Department

Rep. Ashton Clemmons

Bethel AME Church

Greensboro YMCA

Sanders 2020, Inc.

Beth David Synagogue

Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court

Senator Michael Garrett

BJ Gerald-Covington Family

Guilford County District Court Judges

Senator Terry Van Duyn

Black Ink Magazine

Guilford County Schools

Sparkling Smiles of Asheboro

Bruce and Angela Davis

Guilford County Sheriff's Department

St. James Baptist Church

Cal Cunningham

Heritage Greens

Teamsters Local 191

Calvary Christian Center

High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

"Thank You March, DC"

Chaz Beasley


Town of Princeville

City of Greensboro

James Armstrong

Towne Bank

City of Rocky Mount

Jon Hardister

Trinity AME Church

CMAC Consortium

Khan & Khan Hospitality

Unifour One

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Kontoor Brands

Wally White

Disability Rights North Carolina

NC A&T State University - Chancellor

Williams Memorial CME Church

Douglas Harris, Attorney-At-Law

NC A&T Real Estate Foundation


Dr. Gerald Truesdale

NC Black Elected Municipal Officials

Young Urban Professionals


First Baptist Church


Elon Law

NC Department of Cultural Resources

Family of Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil

NC Education Lottery