13. Trace the Greensboro Four at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Housed in the very same spot where the so-called Greensboro Four – David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair and Joseph McNeil – first initiated the routine of sit-ins during the American civil rights movement at the start of the 1960s, this fascinating museum is dedicated to both showcasing the realities of living in a segregated
America and celebrating those who helped to create change across the country. The exhibitions are at once sobering and engaging, containing Ku Klux Klan robes next to bona fide historical documents related to the reforms that legalised black voting in the mid-60s.
In short, it’s a great stop-off for any travelers interested in American history and civil rights.