From John L. Swaine, CEO

"The International Civil Rights Center & Museum invites you to join us on Saturday, January 30, 2021, for our Annual Gala when we will celebrate national and local activists who have made significant contributions to advancing human and civil rights."

Read Full Remarks

"The Walk" 

Check out a promo video for "The Walk," a poetic short film, premiering on Jan. 30, 2021, at the Museum's Civil Rights Gala.

Featuring: Josephus Thompson III, LB the Poet, Main Man, and Trey Gass.

La' Tonya Wiley, Director/Producer; Tom Lipscomb, Producer


Viewing codes will be sent through January 27 to groups and individuals who have successfully submitted payment, redeemable on the Gala's Eventbrite page.

1. Create or log-in to your Eventbrite account.
2. Visit the 2021 Civil Rights Gala event page here.
3. (If you've already purchased a sponsorship/admission and received your code) Click on "Tickets" and enter your code.
4. You'll receive a confirmation email that will provide you access to the private event page. You'll be attending the Gala!

NOTE: Please make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your computer in order to view the 2021 Civil Rights Gala.

Go to the Event Page & Redeem Your Code

Sponsorship Admissions

You may purchase a sponsorship further down on this page. Codes will be sent in bulk to organizations who may then disburse them to interested individuals. 

The Walk of Courage

35 (thirty-five) admissions

The Freedom Supporter

60 (sixty) admissions

Build America Better

130 (one-hundred and thirty) admissions

The Lunch Counter

300 (three hundred) admissions

The Quest for Justice

800 (eight hundred) admissions

Re-Ignite the Movement

1,500 (fifteen hundred) admissions

Sponsorship Opportunities

Spark Your Support Here:

1. Download sponsorship package.

Includes remarks from John L. Swaine, CEO, sponsorship levels, and honoree information.

Download Gala Package


NOV. 15, 2020: Sponsorship Submissions

DEC. 15, 2020: Artwork submissions for ads

Museum W-9 

2. Submit sponsorship support below.

You may submit payment electronically, by check, or over the phone. 

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 S. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


Want your ad featured in the Gala?

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Click here to select your sponsorship level:



Quest for Justice ($25,000)


The Lunch Counter ($10,000)


Build America Better ($5,000)


Freedom Supporter


The Walk of Courage ($1,500)


Individual Admissions ($50)



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Gala 2021 Honorees

Would you like to donate in honor of a particular honoree? Click here, and make sure you reference the honoree in the "Memo" section of your contribution form under "In Honor Of."

U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn

Alston/Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award

Click here to read the full bio.

Attorney Bryan Stevenson

Unsung Hero Award

Click here to read the full bio.

Rev. Julie Peeples

Lifetime Community Service Award

Click here to read the full bio.

Ingrid Wynn Catlin

Sit-In Participant Award

Click here to read the full bio.

Loujain al-Hathloul

Trailblazer Award

Bio coming soon.

Terence "TC" Muhammad

Keeper of the Flame Award

Click here to read the full bio.