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Center for Civil and Human Rights
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Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights General...
Ranked #3 of 298 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The 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. The Center for Civil and Human Rights is open 7 days a week. Regular Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (Last admittance at 4:00 PM) Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM(Last admittance at 4:00 p.M.) Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Touched my soul! I literally teared up. Would like to see more artifacts such as a real life replica of the wagon that was used in MLK's funeral. Would like to see real life exhibits of colored and white-only displays such as sinks and bathrooms. I think that it would present a more realistic appeal. It would also offer pictorial opportunities.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

The new Center for Civil and Human Rights now shares the campus with the Coca Cola Museum and the Georgia Aquarium. Don't think you can visit them all in one day: the Center deserves several hours. The main floor is devoted to the struggle for civil rights in America; the exhibits are often interactive and the labels are clearly written. You can watch a video about the Freedom Riders as you sit on a room that is laid out like a bus; you can "sit-in" at a lunch counter and not get served! It was wonderful to see many families with children; parents and grandparents were carefully explaining the exhibits to their children. This will be a great resource for field trips for the Atlanta schools. There is additional material on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on another floor and the top floor highlights the quests for civil rights around the world. Go and see all three floors. The Center is currently very busy on weekends so go during the week if at all possible.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

A new museum that has a lot of information....everyone should visit. You can learn a lot about the history of not only african americans but others who joined in the fight for civil and human rights

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Interactive and wonderful! An amazing and powerful experience from the beginning to end. Highly recommend to anyone. My only complaint is that the place closes too early at 5 and constantly remind you of that fact every few minutes beginning at 4:30.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Highly recommend! Very informative and engaging even if you know your history. Three floors - make sure you go to each.

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