AAA Editor Notes
Center for Civil and Human Rights is at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., near Centennial Olympic Park between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. Three floors host exhibits with interactive and hands-on technology to bring the stories of past and present to life. Colorful, eye-catching art is also on display to further inspire visitors.
Go beyond what you learned in textbooks about the Civil Rights Movement. Voice to the Voiceless: The Martin Luther King Jr. Collection reveals the life of the man through personal documents and objects. Artifacts in this collection rotate three times per year. Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement not only gives the history of events from 1954-1968, but also acknowledges how those events were only one part of a larger movement in the world.
The top floor chronicles the continued struggle for civil and human rights around the world. Beginning with the events surrounding the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, the gallery's displays take visitors from 1948 to modern day. Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement explores contemporary fights for human rights. Exhibits are updated regularly to remain current as events unfold around the globe.
Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.