National Civil Rights Center -- Atlanta GA
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N 33° 45.838 W 084° 23.518
16S E 741542 N 3739042
Quick Description: The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta GA preserves the history of not only the US Civil Rights movement, but also other worldwide movements seeking justice and human rights
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 1:37:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMWN6V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is located at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta, near many of the most popular tourist attractions in the city such as Centennial park, the World of Cocoa Cola, CNN Center, and the Georgia Aquarium.

A recreation of Dr. Martin Luther King's Library (no photography allowed) is located on the first (basement) floor of the museum.

Interactive exhibits on the principles, basis, and events of the US Civil Rights movement fill the ground floor exhibit spaces.

One exhibit on the lunch counter sit-ins features an overwhelming, terrifying, and emotional interactive experience of a student integrating a segregated lunch counter.

Upper floors explore the relationships between the US Civil Rights movement and movements for human rights around the world.

From the Center for Civil and Human Rights website: (visit link)

"A BRIEF HISTORY

The Center was first imagined by civil rights legends Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and was launched by former Mayor Shirley Franklin. The effort gained broad-based corporate and community support to become one of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American Civil Rights Movement and the contemporary struggle for Human Rights around the world.

Established in 2007, The Center’s groundbreaking 42,000-square-foot facility is located on Pemberton Place, adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, on land donated by the Coca-Cola Company."
Theme:
History of the US Civil Rights Movement


Street Address:
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd Atlanta GA


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Mondays – Saturdays: 10 AM to 5 PM (Last entry at 4 PM) Sundays: 12 PM to 5 PM (Last entry at 4 PM)


Cost: 20.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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