The ‘Main Event’ in Downtown Atlanta

04/23/2015
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is an engaging cultural attraction in downtown Atlanta that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to Global Human Rights Movements of today. “TheNew York Times” called The Center the “main event” in downtown Atlanta’s renaissance due to its unique architectural design, multimedia displays, compelling artifacts and interactive activities.

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The Center fulfills its mission — to empower people to take the protection of every human’s rights personally — through its award-winning exhibitions. The interactive surround-sound lunch counter exhibition allows visitors to place their palms onto the counter to experience the threats those heroic sit-in protestors braved in Greensboro, North Carolina. The “Who Like Me” responsive mirrors allow visitors to stand face-to-face with an everyday individual from around the world to hear their personal accounts of injustice and discrimination.

The center serves as the exclusive public venue for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, displaying the personal papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The center also features the original work of world-renowned photographer Platon whose striking photographic mural honors activists from the U.S., Egypt and Burma. In the lobby, visitors are welcomed by designer Paula Scher’s vibrant mural, a collage of global protests through the years united by the central illustration of a single upraised hand for hope and freedom.

Conveniently located next to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place, the Center for Civil and Human Rights is the new must-see destination in Atlanta for all generations.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is also one of the five downtown attractions on the 2015 CityPASS, a ticket booklet that saves up to 43 percent or more on admission, alongside the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Inside CNN Studio Tour, and College Football Hall of Fame, plus Zoo Atlanta, and Fernbank. Purchase CityPASS using this link: http://citypass.com/atlanta?mv_source=civilrights&campaign.

For more details, hours, and ticket information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter (@Ctr4CHR)
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