Sit-in museum officials won’t meet with city about debt

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the museum that honors the 1960 sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro say they won’t meet next week with city council members next week to help determine how much the museum owes taxpayers.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports ( that the chief executive officer of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum said in a letter earlier this week that such a meeting would be premature.

Mayor Nancy Vaughn says the council will discuss the issue anyway at its meeting Monday. Vaughn is a member of the museum’s board.

The city made $1.5 million in forgivable loans to help keep the museum operating. City officials say the museum owes more than $900,000. The museum says the figure is closer to $280,000. .


Information from: News & Record,


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