PACTS/UKHS Museum Sponsors Trip to International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School (PACTS/UKHS) Museum will host a day trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday, October 8. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) is located in the historic 1929 F.W. Woolworth building, the site of the 1960 sit-in by the Greensboro Four. With the Woolworth lunch counter as its centerpiece, the ICRCM offers 16 exhibits that guide visitors through the challenges African Americans faced during the struggle for equal rights.

 

The trip to ICRCM is open to the public; cost is $55 per person, which covers transportation and admission to the Museum. The bus will depart from the Renaissance Academy parking lot at 6 a.m. and will return by 9 p.m. Meals are not included in the fee. For more information or to reserve a seat for this trip, contact Shirin Spencer (757) 648-6006 or sspencer@vbgov.com. Deadline for reservations and payment is September 19.

 

The PACTS/UKHS Museum commemorates the struggles and triumphs of the African American community in Princess Anne County to establish a high school for their children to attend. It also commemorates the history of that school, Princess Anne County Training School (1938 – 1962) and Union Kempsville High School (1962 – 1969). The Museum is open to the public Monday through Sunday and is located in the Renaissance Academy school building, 5100 Cleveland Street in Virginia Beach. 

 

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