National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Call: (678) 999-8990 or visit www.civilandhumanrights.org
Atlanta’s newest museum near the World of Coca-Cola is designed to pay tribute to men and women who have fought for equality and justice throughout the world. The Downtown attraction notably exhibits Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic collection of personal papers and artifacts. In addition, it also features interactive exhibits on the stories behind civil rights heroes and focus on current human rights issues from around the world.

Party with the Past

Tuesday June 26, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Join us for the Atlanta History Center’s next Party with the Past at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Opened 4 years ago, the Center for Civil and Human Rights connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s struggle for global Human Rights. Through this connection, The Center inspires visitors to take the protection of every human’s rights personally. Party with the Past is always free to attend. Click here to RSVP. Party With the Past is a FREE program connecting young ATLiens to the historic locations around them (and the cold brews they crave). Come explore Atlanta’s past and build a stronger community for the future.
Cost: $0

Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards

Friday June 22, 2018 01:30 pm EDT
Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta Braves and Delta Air Lines as we celebrate 3 community agents of change: Sportscaster, Bob Costas, Former US Attorney General, Eric Holder and Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto. The honorees will receive the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award and lead a discussion about Atlanta’s strong history during the American Civil Rights Movement while also discussing the roles they play in the protection of civil and human rights. Thanks to the generosity of the Atlanta Braves, everyone that attends this event will receive two tickets to the Braves vs Orioles game on Friday, June 22.
Cost: $0

Voices of Refugees

Monday June 18, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Join refugees and service providers as they share their experiences navigating through the challenges of resettlement and the human rights issues they face through film and story telling. In honor of World Refugee Day, join the Center for Civil and Human Rights to see and hear first-person perspectives of refugees from across the world.  In partnership with Green Card Voices and Small World Films, we will highlight individual story-telling and documentary film to provide guests insight into the issues driving migration, struggles during the journey, and issues of acclimation once these individuals have re-settled. Following a short intermission, civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson will join us for a one-on-one conversation with anthropologist and filmmaker Dr. Isabella Alexander to explore the connections between the human rights issues facing migrant and refugee populations around the world and the civil rights issues facing minority populations in the US. The Center will then host a panel of local area refugee service providers to explore the success and challenges of resettlement.  Representatives from Refuge Coffee Co, CARE International, and Coalition for Refugee Services will discuss their humanitarian work with refugee populations.
Cost: $0

Sacred Space (Young Artist Gallery)

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids and Family Sacred Space is the initial exhibit to begin connecting young artists in a professional art gallery space, organized by teenagers. Sacred Space aims to inspire Atlanta teen artists and arts advocates in the Atlanta metropolitan area to unite as one in an all-inclusive community event. Sacred Space provides teens a platform for creative expression by showcasing their creative efforts in literary, performing and visual arts. Teens are able to come together in an inclusive social gathering which encourages unique expression.
Cost: $15.00

I am a man: Civil Rights photography

Tuesday March 20, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Participate in a community exhibition and dialogue featuring photographer and activist, Joshua Rashaad McFadden as he shares his projects: After Selma and I Am a Man.
Cost: Free

Out of Darkness preview and discussion

Wednesday March 14, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Members of the Atlanta Opera Studio and Tom Key will perform selections from Out of Darkness: Two Remain. An opera based on true stories of two Holocaust survivors. The evening’s discussion will focus on Holocaust education and the impact of Paragraph 175, a provision of the German Criminal Code that made homosexuality illegal.
Cost: Free

Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our voices

Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 am EDT
Breakfast will be served preceeding a panel discussion regarding the policy brief, Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Voices, presented by Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda. RSVP required for attendance.  RSVP
Cost: Free

'The Time is Right' Opening Reception

Saturday October 28, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
The event is said to function as a love letter to those who are underappreciated for their deep commitment to social justice in our society. The Time is Right to come out and enjoy this photography and film display honoring those who make a difference in Atlanta.
Cost: Free

Nic Stone: 'Dear Martin'

Tuesday October 17, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Debut author and Georgia native Nic Stone is sharing her new novel about modern African American struggles and triumphs. Dear Martin follows accomplished high schooler Justyce McAllister, who finds himself unjustly entangled in a case involving a white police officer. Seeking answers, McAllister writes letters to Martin Luther King Jr. as he contemplates what advice the late civil rights icon would have to offer. Details
Cost: Free

Courage Under Fire opening reception

Sunday July 9, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
The Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrates its new temporary exhibit, Courage Under Fire. The installation examines the burning of the Freedom Riders bus in 1961. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and access to the other galleries. RSVP
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Get Centered w/ Art and Music

Friday June 23, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
The Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrates its third birthday and powerful presence in the Atlanta community. This social justice-themed evening highlights local art and music and includes a silent auction. Tickets include admission to the entire museum, cocktail hour, live music and the auction. Performers include Katie Bush, Zachary Herndon and more.
Cost: $25-$45

Get Centered with Arts and Justice

Friday June 23, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Cost: $25-$45
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 999-8990
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Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM