National Center for Civil and Human Rights

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. The Center features four immersive and thought-provoking exhibit spaces, including a continually rotating gallery of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. King. The Center also provides designated event spaces and educational programs inspiring visitors to join the ongoing dialogue about contemporary movements for human rights around the world. 3/2/2020 - Closing at 3pm (Last ticket at 2pm).
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KnitsbyConnie
MA411 contributions
Nov 2021
Very informative visit. For some reason the day I went there was not charge to enter.
Everything is well laid out. There are 3 floors of exhibits. The lower level had many artifacts from MLK. It was amazing to read MLK's words from the 1960's and see that they are as relevant today as they were then. The staff is committed to the museum, and helpful and informative. This is a great rainy day or extremely hot day activity. The place was not overly crowded, which I liked.
Written November 6, 2021
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Ray M
Rio Rancho, NM304 contributions
Sep 2019
It's both interesting and sad at the same time to come face to face with the racism and bigotry that have existed in America. Peruse the displays, sit at the lunch counter and most of all read about and think how we can make our country better for all citizens. Every American should visit this museum at least once.
Written February 7, 2020
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Paula R
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Dec 2019
Imagine sitting at a lunch counter where you are hated for the color of your skinand you are the first Black people to be at that counter. Close your eyes and put on earphones and listen to what it sounded and felt like for the courageous pioneers of the Civil Rights movement, circa 1960. Uforgettable. Photgraphs from the Civil Rights era. Exquisite pieaces of art sprinkled about. Good for a couple of hours.
Written November 30, 2020
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Jennifer Anderson
Flower Mound, TX45 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This museum is a must see for everyone. It is quite an eye opener, especially the sit-in experience. I wish it covered human rights of Native Americans, but there is only so much you can cover. It was a great experience.
Written October 9, 2021
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Julie P
Waverly, NE151 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a great museum for its size! The first floor has powerful exhibits of the civil rights clashes of the 1960's. We also enjoyed seeing Martin Luther King's personal artifacts. I had hoped to see more current displays regarding civil rights for marginalized groups, and was a bit disappointed there. Nevertheless, I felt the experience was worth the admission, and recommend it. BTW, they also have a great gift shop!
Written February 20, 2020
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World Trotter Here and Beyond
Atlanta, GA1,651 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was a good experiment for us to know about United States’s civil rights and human rights history. The place was worth the penny. If you are an advocate for your self and others, you might enjoy the attractions inside.
Written March 11, 2019
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marcopolo-7
globetrotter8 contributions
Mar 2018
Very difficult topic presented in an excellent way. The exhibit where the visitor gets to sit at the counter and experience a mere facsimile of what our fellow Americans were brave enough to put themselves through in the name of equality is something we should all experience! I was lucky enough to have the woman managing this exhibit be extraordinarily compassionate as I was moved to tears, even more so when she told me she had participated at the March on Washington. We have come a long way and are rapidly slipping back into the dark ages. We should not take civil rights for granted and it is a critical moment where all Americans should take their children and all adults should visit and learn and remind ourselves of the events that transpired not that long ago.
Written March 23, 2018
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Vasco_DeGama_20
Montclair, NJ5 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
My wife and myself went with our highly skeptical 16 year old who felt that she had seen and heard it all. She had to admit that she was wrong. This is a roller coaster ride of emotions as you progress through the exhibits. Sitting at a lunch counter with your eyes closed while racists threaten you and kick your chair (You feel the chair move and hot breath in your ear) is jarring and makes one pause to give tribute and respect to those who came before us. Transitioning to the pacific silence of a stain glassed sanctuary, memorializing the four young girls who were murdered on Birmingham Sunday in 1963, brings tears to your eyes as you reflect upon recent events.

The only thing left to say is GO EXPERIENCE THIS MUSEUM.
Written August 2, 2015
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alexandragrant8229
Wichita, KS159 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I can’t say enough about taking family to see things that educate. I love the attention to details this site has and the interactive presentations as well as the movie presentations that are throughout. It brought me to tears and I even saw my 13 year old son tear up at one of the video portions. While it’s super easy to navigate through the facility, my only complaint would be its size. It could be larger and have so much more information. They could hire some people who experienced the era to answer questions and communicate with the kids so that they can hear from actual people, what life was like back then and how it’s changed since then. That would be my suggestion. This venue is very expensive and I do think that educational sites should be more affordable to families for obvious reasons, and this was my only complaint. I think that would draw more people to it if it was less expensive. And that is important when we still have so many people that need to be educated. Whatever you do, don’t miss this attraction. You will learn a great deal and maybe change a life as well.
Written August 19, 2019
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Dan
Philadelphia, PA7 contributions
Apr 2018
Amazing History. You cannot take it all in during one visit. Every American should see this...
So sad that it is in the same park as the coke "museum." A museum of what, a large corporation "pushing" an awful, addictive product on my kids? And people pay $ to see this? I don't understand...
Written June 18, 2018
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