The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special virtual work session for Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in order to allocate the $2 million committed to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in downtown Greensboro before March 31.

The Board of Commissioners have a regular meeting scheduled for April 7, but the financial deal allowing the museum to buy the former First Citizen’s building next door calls for the museum to get the commitment by the end of the month.

The civil rights museum in the heart of downtown is currently contained in the former Woolworth’s building where the famous lunch counter Sit-In Movement began in 1960.  Now the museum has plans for a $20 million to $25 million expansion that includes adding space next door and taking over a large parking lot behind the building.  The museum is seeking to become designated as a World Heritage site.

The board will handle other business as well at the Tuesday meeting. The official stated purpose of the work session is to “consider a community-based organization grant request from the International Civil Rights Center and Museum; consider a match funding grant request from Northstate Communications to support its NC GREAT Grant application for broadband expansion in Guilford County; and to conduct any other necessary business.”

Anyone can watch or listen on Zoom using a computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting Once there, follow the instructions. The county recommends you use a headset.

The meeting will also be live-streamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.

Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review before the meeting starts.  That information will be posted at

People who have questions should contact Guilford County Deputy Clerk to the Board Ariane Webb at