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International Civil Rights Center & Museum, WFMY News 2 Host Juneteenth Telethon

6:32 AM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Wednesday, for 12 hours, you have an opportunity to be a part of helping history continue to grow in Greensboro.

In a first of its kind fundraiser, WFMY News 2 is partnering with The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) for a Juneteenth Telethon. The telethon started at 6 a.m., during The Good Morning Show, and continues through WFMY News 2 at 6.

WFMY News 2 will broadcast live from the center during the entire telethon. The hosts for the event are WFMY News 2's veteran journalists together again, Sandra Hughes and Lee Kinard. Some celebrity guests include Fantasia Barrino, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin McCain of the A&T Four.

Additionally, you'll see other WFMY News 2 personalities including Tracey McCain, Eric Chilton, Julie Luck and Frank Mickens.

Funds raised from the telethon will help launch the ICRCM's new educational initiative: Building a Better America. This initiative will bring 112,000 social studies students in grades 4, 5, 8, and 11 from across the state to explore ICRCM's state of the art 16-gallery experience, The Battlegrounds. This 15,000 square feet exhibition-an engaging journey through American civil rights history-features audio/video narratives, photographs, artifacts, vintage newsreel footage, video reenactments. Lesson plans, teacher training are all part of the key components of this initiative.

Don't forget to call (336) 274-9199 or 1-800-748-7116 to pledge your support, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also donate by texting SITIN to 71441.

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