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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.

Campaign for Equal Dignity: Democracy for All

Friday June 12, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Registration Required

Campaign for Equal Dignity: Justice for Black Lives

Wednesday June 3, 2020 11:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: Registration Required

VA Virginia Schenck/Battle Cry Album Release Experience

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...
Cost: $40-250

Shout, Sing-Out!

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...
Cost: $9

Voice on Voting:A Discussion of the 100th Anniversary of Women's suffrage

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.
Cost: $10

Dear Dr. King 2020

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.
Cost: Free

Fall 2019 Music, Movies, and the American Spirit

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...
Cost: $49

Fall 2019 Shout, Sing-Out!

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...
Cost: Free

EXPERIENCE THE FORGOTTEN: THE DIGNITY MUSEUM

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...
Cost: Free

Fall 2019 Music, Movies, and the American Spirit

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...
Cost: $49

Fall 2019 Shout, Sing-Out!

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...
Cost: Free

THE OTHER DREAM: KING AND THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN OPENING RECEPTION

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...
Cost: Free

TORN APART FILM SCREENING

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...
Cost: Free

Fall 2019 Music, Movies, and the American Spirit

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...
Cost: $49

Red Summer

Wednesday July 31, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
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.
Cost: Included in admission

Embodied Empathy

Wednesday July 24, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Included in admission

Let Justice Roll

Thursday July 4, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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.
Cost: Included in admission
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 999-8990
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