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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

Headline, Byline, Exclusive: King's Legacy Through Media

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.
Cost: Free

Article 19: The Right to Intellectual Freedom

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...
Cost: Free

Art and the City: Sustainable Art Practice

Thursday April 25, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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.
Cost: price of admission

Enviornmental Justice in Global Communities

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...
Cost: Free

Women in Sports Leadership

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.

 

Cost: Free

In Remembrance of King: Civil Rights Tapestries Premiere

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...
Cost: Free

Catalyst for Change

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...
Cost: Free

Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change

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.
Cost: $15.99-$19.99

Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change

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.
Cost: $15.99-$19.99

Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change

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.
Cost: $15.99-$19.99

Dear Dr. King

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...
Cost: Free with admission to The Center

The Palefsky Collision Project

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...
Cost: $16 - $20

THE MEANING OF HOPE: THE BEST OF THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COLLECTION

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, ...
Cost: Free

Latinas on the Rise

Wednesday October 10, 2018 08:00 am EDT
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 ...
Cost: $25 Members - $50 Non-Members

Under My Hood

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...
Cost: Free

JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY!

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...
Cost: Free

At the Speed of Sound: Tracing the Civil Rights Movement through music

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...
Cost: FREE

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 ...
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 Cham...
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 perspecti...
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 c...
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 tha...
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 wri...
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 aucti...
Cost: $25-$45

Get Centered with Arts and Justice

Friday June 23, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Cost: $25-$45

Refugees in America community discussion

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...
Cost: Free

Ibitsam Barakat, Balcony on the Moon

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...
Cost: Free

Georgia Latino Film Festival 2016

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...
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Atlanta Black Gay Pride

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...
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Talking Drum: Fahamu Pecou

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.
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Summer Teach-In

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 ...
Cost: $100.00

A Love, Unconditional: King and Absolute Love

Saturday June 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
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.
Cost: $20 General Admission; Free for Members of The Center

Harlem Fine Arts Show

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.
Cost: $25

We Are Orlando: Vigil and Community Gathering

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 ...
Cost: Free

Is perception Reality?

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 ...
Cost: Free

The Center Celebrates: Women

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.
Cost: $15

Museums on Us

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...
Cost: Free

Vivian Malone Jones Tree Dedication Ceremony

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.
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Stormy Weather screening

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.
Cost: Free

Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award Ceremony

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.
Cost: Free

Modern Atlanta Talks: Atlanta's Transportation Revolution

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.
Cost: Free-$10

The Innocents

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...
Cost: $10-$35

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

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...
Cost: $10-15

Women Creating Change Through Careers

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...
Cost: Free-$15

Derrick Brown, Marshall Ruffin, Doria Roberts

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $15

Women's Empowerment Day

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.
Cost: $20-$30

Art in the African Dispora

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.
Cost: Free

Black History Month Community Event

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...
Cost: free

A Conversation Across America

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...
Cost: Free

CNN Dialogues: Athletes and Social Responsibility"???

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.
Cost: $25

The Brave New Voices Institute

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...
Cost: Free
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 999-8990
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