On August 8, the Greensboro Historical Museum, the International Civil Rights Museum and Elsewhere held a Read-In in conjunction with the Greensboro Historical Museum’s Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings, a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The Read-In aimed to commemorate the authors of burned books, raise question of oppression, and celebrate freedom of expression through a day-long public reading that traveled across downtown Greensboro. “Read-Ins” are an initiative of Elsewhere’s Living Library encouraging reading in public spaces and activating new possibilities for shared wisdom in Greensboro and beyond.

About Fighting the Fire’s of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public—in film, literature, and political discourse—to this day.

About Greensboro Historical Museum
The Greensboro Historical Museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. For students, for families, for researchers, for everyone opportunities to learn about events in colonial Guilford County, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South. The museum is located at 130 Summit Avenue, in Downtown Greensboro’s Cultural District, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am until 5 pm and Sundays from 2 pm until 5 pm. Admission is free. www.greensborohistory.org

About The International Civil Rights Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.  The ICRM is open Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 7pm, and Sunday 1pm – 6pm.  http://www.sitinmovement.org/