In Atlanta, groups can explore the American civil rights movement and see how it connects to today’s struggle for global human rights.
The 42,000-square-foot Center for Civil and Human Rights was established in 2007, and it was first imagined by civil rights legends Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young. It was officially launched by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.
The center is located in a major Atlanta hot spot: downtown on Pemberton Place, adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.
The Civil Rights Movement gallery provides an interactive space where groups can learn about the American civil rights movement through sights and sounds of working to transform the United States from Jim Crow laws to equal rights.
Groups can even sit down and participate in a lunch counter sit-in simulation, and place themselves in the shoes of the non-violent protesters in 1960.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection gallery features a rotating exhibit of items from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. There, groups can view and examine the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Human Rights Movement gallery allows groups to make connections to the world of human rights through interactive technology made for all audiences. The goal there is for visitors to gain a deeper understanding of human rights, and how it affects everyone’s lives. Groups can tour the center on their own, or participate in a guided tour. Typical visits to the center last roughly 90–120 minutes, and discounted tickets are offered for groups of 10 more people.
For more information, call 678-999-8990, ext. 4, or visit civilandhumanrights.org/group-visits.