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National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Civilrights Magnum
PHOTO CREDIT: Joeff Davis
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.

Friday October 28, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Friday September 30, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
An Homage to the 1972 Gary Convention

About this event

Reparationists Unite - Freedmen come together to brainstorm, strategize, blueprint and finalize a community built reparations plan!

This conference will be held in an amazing venue that speaks to the very heart of our collective works a... [click here for more]

Sunday May 15, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Education, History, Civil Rights Commemorate the 68th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education with FREE admission to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Sunday, May 15, sponsored by @FedEx! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis! Reserve your tickets ... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 15, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Free (registration required),
The South is under attack most often when it comes to anti-LGBTQ legislation, even though more LGBTQ people live in the South than anywhere else in the country. Compared to all LGBTQ funding, the South receives little for research. This means that our stories are not being told. Solid research is an... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 25, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Free (registration required),
The South is under attack most often when it comes to anti-LGBTQ legislation, even though more LGBTQ people live in the South than anywhere else in the country. Compared to all LGBTQ funding, the South receives little for research. This means that our stories are not being told. Solid research is an... [click here for more]

Friday August 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Join The Center as we explore the history of voting suppression with the Center’s own Jasmine Waters-Page and then learn how citizens can take action against recent legislation and how to navigate the new laws with Fair Fight’s Hillary Holley. [click here for more]

Friday July 30, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Event will be held at the John Lewis Hero Mural

219 Auburn Ave NW, Atlanta

10AM Tributes and Mural Rededication 11AM Community-Wide Moment of Reflection

Just like the work of the Civil Rights Movement was not done in the 1960s, neither was Lewis’s. After an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1977,... [click here for more]

Friday June 12, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Registration Required,
Voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, closed polling locations, I.D. laws, and restrictions for voting by mail have disenfranchised voters for years, with more restrictions piling up from local jurisdictions to the Federal Government. The COVID-19 pandemic has created further hurdles for vot... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 3, 2020 11:00 AM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Registration Required,
The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd and the frustration felt in communities of color regarding police violence against black and brown bodies have rocked our nation once again. We all have a role to play in calling out injustice and creating change in our systems. T... [click here for more]

Saturday April 18, 2020 06:00 PM EDT

Doors open at 6 p.m. for museum tours and cocktails.Show starts at 8 p.m.

Moved by the current need for civil and human rights action, Schenck created her latest album Battle Cry(2020) to use the power of music to generate change. The message of the new album is not only of resistance, but also o... [click here for more]

Saturday March 7, 2020 11:30 AM EST
Shout, Sing-Out! is a children’s stage show, designed as an early primer (for ages 10 & under) in understanding community, personal investment, and famous figures in history. Our audience will be treated to amazing storytelling and rousing singalongs, followed by a fun poster making project designed... [click here for more]

Friday March 6, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Discover the legacy of women’s suffrage and voting rights for all people through a conversation with Stacey Abrams and GSU Professor Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, moderated by Mo Ivory. [click here for more]

Monday January 20, 2020 11:00 AM EST
Members of last summer's project will reconvene with playwright Pearl Cleage & director Patrick McColery to create a very special staged reading in honor of Dr. King & his legacy. [click here for more]

Sunday December 1, 2019 01:00 PM EST
A series of classes with Bob Bahr to examine and discuss and examine the influence of film, popular music, and American religious thought in the years following World War II during the late 1940s and 1950s.

 

This influential period in American culture and thought, much of it inspired by creativ... [click here for more]

Saturday November 30, 2019 11:30 AM EST
Shout, Sing-Out! is a children’s stage show, designed as an early primer (for ages 10 & under) in understanding community, personal investment, and famous figures in history. Our audience will be treated to amazing storytelling and rousing singalongs, followed by a fun poster making project designed... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 19, 2019 06:30 PM EST
 

As a part of our celebration of the 71st anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we partnered with Love Beyond Walls to host a program in discussing ending homelessness in Atlanta and what we can do to get there.

The Center and Love Beyond Walls invite the commun... [click here for more]

Sunday November 17, 2019 01:00 PM EST
 

This influential period in American culture and thought, much of it inspired by creative and religious figures from the American South, helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement and the changes in thinking about the role of women in American society.

 

Through the abundant u... [click here for more]

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:30 AM EST
Shout, Sing-Out! is a children’s stage show, designed as an early primer (for ages 10 & under) in understanding community, personal investment, and famous figures in history. Our audience will be treated to amazing storytelling and rousing singalongs, followed by a fun poster making project designed... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 13, 2019 06:00 PM EST
  In partnership with Morehouse College and the Atlanta University Center: Robert W. Woodruff Library, you are cordially invited to a welcoming reception and community conversation for our newest Morehouse College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Voice to the Voiceless collection, The Other Dream: King an... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 12, 2019 06:00 PM EST
Torn Apart tackles the issue of family separation at the US southern border.  The film tells the stories of two mothers separated from their children. Shana Tabak, an Atlanta lawyer and the Director of Tahirih Justice Center/Atlanta is featured in the film along with her asylum client, Vilma Carrill... [click here for more]

Sunday November 10, 2019 01:00 PM EST
A series of classes with Bob Bahr to examine and discuss and examine the influence of film, popular music, and American religious thought in the years following World War II during the late 1940s and 1950s.

 

This influential period in American culture and thought, much of it inspired by creativ... [click here for more]

Wednesday July 31, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Included in admission,
Artist talkback with photographer and historian Wendel White, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. 2019 marks the 100th commemoration of Red Summer, a period of time where America was rocked by “anti-black” riots and lynchings directly following WWI. [click here for more]

Wednesday July 24, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Included in admission,
Center guests are invited to witness a group theatre street production performance from the John Lewis Fellows as they interpret the power of social justice solidarities. A hands-on workshop where John Lewis Fellows will work with local theater and performance artists to create a group street theatr... [click here for more]

Thursday July 4, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Included in admission,
Center visitors are invited to participate in this civil rights concert tour from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and The Congressional Chorus in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Red Summer, 1919. [click here for more]

Wednesday June 19, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Come to a welcoming reception and panel discussion exploring Dr. King’s legacy and relationship with the media. [click here for more]

Wednesday June 5, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society invite you to participate in this community interview with Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society Fred Lawrence as he discusses the right to intellectual freedom. Other speakers include Georgia First Am... [click here for more]

Thursday April 25, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: price of admission ,
In partnership with the Urban Catalyst Lab, National Center for Civil and Human Rights invites you to participate in this community dialogue about the utility of art as a solution to a sustainable and equitable urban future. [click here for more]

Wednesday April 10, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights honor both World Health Day and Earth Day with this community conversation about human and environmental health. The featured speaker is renowned environmental scientist Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, and accompanying images are provided by human rights advocat... [click here for more]

Thursday March 21, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Participate in this community dialogue about the various roles women play in the field of athletic sports.

 

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Friday February 22, 2019 06:30 PM EST
  As part of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights ongoing collaborative work with the global arts community, we have partnered with Amnesty International’s Art for Amnesty and The City of Atlanta for the launch of our forthcoming temporary exhibition: In Remembrance of King: Civil Rights T... [click here for more]

Wednesday February 13, 2019 07:00 PM EST
 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights cordially invites the public to a community dialogue about the history of baseball in the city of Atlanta and the role of African American Athletes in shaping America’s Pastime.

Guest speakers include Atlanta History Center writer, Paul Crater and S... [click here for more]

Sunday February 3, 2019 12:00 PM EST
Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is The National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ traveling exhibit that recognizes athletes who have become activists and catalysts for change on and off the field. [click here for more]

Saturday February 2, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is The National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ traveling exhibit that recognizes athletes who have become activists and catalysts for change on and off the field. [click here for more]

Friday February 1, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is The National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ traveling exhibit that recognizes athletes who have become activists and catalysts for change on and off the field. [click here for more]

Monday January 21, 2019 11:00 AM EST
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: Free with admission to The Center ,
The Alliance Theatre and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, invite you to celebrate King Day 2019 with a riveting performance from the Palefsky Collision Project. Members of the 2018 Collision Project, will reconvene with playwright Pearl Cleage and Director Patrick McColery to create... [click here for more]

Monday January 21, 2019 11:00 AM EST
The Alliance Theatre and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, invite you to celebrate King Day 2019 with a riveting performance from the Palefsky Collision Project. Members of the 2018 Collision Project, will reconvene with playwright Pearl Cleage and Director Patrick McColery to create... [click here for more]

Saturday January 19, 2019 07:00 PM EST
We welcome the newest collection of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Voice to the Voiceless Collection– The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. After viewing the newest collection, guests will hear from Morehouse College President, Dr. David Thomas, ... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 10, 2018 08:00 AM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: $25 Members - $50 Non-Members,
Venue: Center for Civil and Human Rights 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich culture – language, religion, food, music, and work ethic – shared by Latinos and Latinas all around the country. The Council is committed to recognizing the ... [click here for more]

Sunday July 29, 2018 06:00 PM EDT
After receiving a phone call from a young man he was mentoring who had just been stopped by the police for wearing a hood, Coleman G Howard, wrote a piece titled Under My Hood that shared his story of being a black man living in today’s America. After seeing how sharing his story empowered others to... [click here for more]
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Wednesday July 25, 2018 06:00 PM EDT
  join the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Humanity in Action for an evening of introspective reflection through the documentary, John Lewis: Get In The Way! Despite his humble upbringing in rural Alabama, after hearing the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the radio, 15 year old John Le... [click here for more]
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Tuesday July 17, 2018 06:00 PM EDT
 

Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Humanity in Action as we explore the intersection between the music community and the American Civil Rights Movement.

Guests will enjoy a music listening workshop, dissect some of the most easily identified powerful song lyrics and uncover the under... [click here for more]

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 ... [click here for more]

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 Cham... [click here for more]

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 perspecti... [click here for more]

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 c... [click here for more]

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. [click here for more]

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 tha... [click here for more]

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. 

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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. [click here for more]

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 wri... [click here for more]

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.

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Friday June 23, 2017 06:00 PM EDT

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 aucti... [click here for more]

Thursday June 15, 2017 06:00 PM EDT
The Center for Civil and Human RIghts, in partnership with the New Georgia Project, will be facilitating a dialogue on the state of immigration into America. Hear from American citizens on their experiences of immigrating into America and their work towards changing the American refugee narrative. P... [click here for more]

Saturday November 19, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Palestinian-American author and poet Ibitsam Barakat shares excerpts from her new memoir at a Middle-Eastern themed reception hosted by the Center for Civil and Human Rights. In Balcony on the Moon, Barakat recounts her experience coming of age in Palestine in the '70s and the importance of educatio... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 21, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, LISTA & The Georgia Latino Film Festival Alliance celebrates its fifth annual Georgia Latino Film Festival to make sure that Latino stories continue to be told in Georgia and so Latino filmmakers, executives, and artists have a place to come together to discuss t... [click here for more]

Thursday September 1, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
This weeklong affair includes a slew of educational workshops, a health and wellness fair, and loads of killer entertainment. Black Gay Pride Festival runs a month before the larger Atlanta Pride Festival, lassoing in such celebrations as Dapper: The Andro Fashion Show and Speakfire Erotic Poetry. O... [click here for more]

Friday August 19, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
An exhibit by Fahamu Pecou that focuses on the music that undergirded the Civil Rights Movement from 1965 to 1975 and keys in on three distinct locations — the street corner, the pulpit, and the stage. Pecou created mini replicas of each space, incorporating sound. [click here for more]

Friday July 22, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
The International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI) invites students and youth activists to Atlanta, the think tank of the American Civil Rights Movement, for a Teach-In, on how to plan, strategize, and ignite an activist movement on campus. IHTI will host a two-day session at The Center for Civil ... [click here for more]

Saturday June 25, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Cost: $20 General Admission; Free for Members of The Center,
Explore how unconditional love can serve as a catalyst for the establishment of a “Beloved Community” in today’s time. Three experts in their fields will discuss the best ways to honor differences in race, class, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. [click here for more]

Wednesday June 15, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Harlem Fine Arts Show will showcase an evening filled with amazing arts from the different countries that create the African diaspora. [click here for more]

Monday June 13, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights LGBT Institute, AID Atlanta, Georgia Equality, Lambda Legal, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, and many more community organizations in remembering the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. This ... [click here for more]

Monday April 18, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
As part of the Arthur Blank Speaker Series, the Center for Civil and Human Rights hosts a discussion, Is perception Reality?: Understanding Breakthrough Mind Science Research on Racial and Other Bias. John A. Powell, executive director of the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley ... [click here for more]

Wednesday March 30, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
The Center finishes Women's HERstory Month with a celebration of Atlanta's women. Join us for mingling, drinks, live entertainment, exhibit access, & more. [click here for more]

Friday February 5, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are offering debit and credit cardholders free admission to 150 museums across the country, including Atlanta, through the Museums on Us Program. In recognition of Black History Month, the Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a special and engaging exhibit ti... [click here for more]

Friday November 20, 2015 07:00 PM EST
The Dogwood City Chapter of The Links inc. will hold a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. [click here for more]

Saturday July 25, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The film features a performance by the Nicholas brothers, one of the most famous dance scenes in the history of cinema, and showcases performances and choreography by Katherine Dunham. As part of the NBAF film program. [click here for more]

Thursday June 18, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Braves President John Schuerholz and Chairman Emeritus Bill Bartholomay will be on hand to present the awards. Following the award presentation, the winners will participate in a panel discussion on the role of athletes in challenging discrimination and societal barriers. [click here for more]

Sunday May 31, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Join Design is Human Atlanta as they present MA Talks: Atlanta's Transportation Revolution, with METROPOLIS magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy, and leaders from MARTA, the Atlanta Streetcar, and the Atlanta Beltline. [click here for more]

Tuesday May 19, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The Georgia Innocence Project and Bent Frequency present an evening of dynamic Art addressing Social Justice, featuring percussionists John Lane and Allen Otte, composers of the Innocents, inspired by photos of Taryn Simon, who photographed and interviewed individuals wrongly convicted of crimes the... [click here for more]

Saturday May 2, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Renown street artist Gaia, a recent addition in Forbes 30 under 30: Art & Style among other awards, has created an original mural in the Center's temporary exhibition space. The piece utilizes the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, which questions the media’s selection of images to represent black victi... [click here for more]

Friday April 3, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Whether through arts, music, or live literary readings, Atlanta’s cultural community is abuzz with feminist dialogue and activism. The Center for Civil and Human Rights wants to make sure that the conversation isn’t restricted by age. Girls and women of all ages may participate in Women Creating... [click here for more]

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
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Tuesday March 24, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Join CEO Mary Ann Peters and leader Stacy Abrams for breakfast or lunch to discuss women's rights on a national and international scale. Must buy tickets by March 20th to attend. [click here for more]

Wednesday February 18, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Curator Babacar M'bow goes through thousands of years worth of art in Africa and the African Dispora. [click here for more]

Friday February 6, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Join BPG Atlanta on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:00pm as we kick off Black History Month at the National Center of Civil and Human Rights Museum located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313. As part of the “Museums on Us” program with Bank of America, the event will be FREE wi... [click here for more]

Tuesday January 20, 2015 07:00 PM EST
In response to the national dialogue following the events in Ferguson and New York, WXIA and the Center for Civil and Human Rights team up for a meaningful dialogue of where we go from here. Moderated by 11Alive's Brenda Wood.*Conversation will be taped to air on Jan. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXIA-TV.Y... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 20, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
CNN will sponsor a dialogue about athletes, coaches, and owners and the responsibilities they have to break racial and cultural boundaries and engage in philanthropy. Participants include Gregory Anthony, Jason Collins, Pellom McDaniels, Shannon Miller, and Natalie Coughlin. [click here for more]

Thursday July 31, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
In partnership with San Francisco’s renowned spoken word powerhouse, Youth Speaks, NBAF provides 30 Atlanta-based teens (ages 13-19) with a two-week training intensive in creative writing and spoken word, culminating in an opportunity to perform before a live audience in a “poetry slam” for fa... [click here for more]
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 999-8990
Cultural Center
MLK Day,
Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

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