Press Release

Lt. Governor Mark Robinson Can’t Hide From His Shameful Comments Attacking The Civil Rights Movement In Greensboro

Sen. Gladys Robinson: “Mark Robinson’s comments are an insult to the African-American community”

While Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson may be visiting the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro this morning, he can’t hide from his attacks on the Civil Rights Movement. 

Earlier this year, CNN reported that Robinson claimed “so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights movement.” Robinson has frequently “lambasted” the movement as the “‘so-called’ Civil Rights Movement” and specifically criticized the Greensboro sit-ins, which took place at the very Woolworth’s where the Civil Rights Museum sits today. He called the successful sit-in movement a “ridiculous premise.”

“As a Belle and Aggie graduate myself, I am immeasurably proud of the North Carolina A&T four, whose bravery and peaceful protest made history and sparked a movement to desegregate restaurants and other public accommodations,” said State Senator Gladys Robinson. “Mark Robinson’s comments criticizing the civil rights movements and the sit-ins are an insult to the African-American community and the people who fought so hard for these freedoms. No matter how many times he visits our wonderful Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, we won’t forget his ugly comments.”