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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Art Galleries • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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
About
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
MA398 contributions
Human Rights for ALL, and MLK artifacts on display
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 6 November 2021
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Jennifer Anderson
Flower Mound, TX45 contributions
Eye-Opening Experience
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 9 October 2021
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TheProdigitalSon
London124 contributions
Civil rights movement in the USA / Human rights around the world
Oct 2021
Adult admission just under 20 dollars - cards only.
Helpful staff willing to discuss issues in an open manner.
Self guided tour. Displays are in English only.
Lots of information about the origins of segregation and the civil rights movement in the Southern states (with no big words) including the main antagonists/protagonists. Written and video displays as well as an 4D interactive experience.
Upstairs are some displays about human rights around the world.
Children under 14 will probably find it boring.
Written 8 October 2021
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peterseremet
Delray Beach, FL63 contributions
Not to be missed
Sep 2021
We spent about 3 hours at this wonderful museum, with fascinating exhibits and interactive programs related to this country’s Civil Rights history, including Atlanta and Dr. Martin Luther King. The museum is part of a large complex that includes the Coca-Cola exhibition center, Atlanta Aquarium and Summer Olympics Park.
Written 5 October 2021
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Zack M
15 contributions
just another place
Nov 2020
nothing special about this place, if you know your History, you would not need to visit such places, unless you ignore it.
Written 2 October 2021
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genealogist42
Bay Village, OH10 contributions
Excellent overview of the Civil Rights movement
Aug 2021
This was our first time here, and we spent almost two hours viewing all of the exhibits. I have read a lot over the years about the Civil Rights movement, so much of the information was familiar to me, such as the murder of Emmett Till, the Freedom Riders, the sit-in at the Greensboro, NC, lunch counter, and the March on Washington. However, the primary sources used to tell these stories (e.g., newsreels, photos, and interviews) brought these events to vivid and disturbing life. I had a better appreciation for the Civil Rights movement and a deeper empathy for all those involved in it.

The layout of the museum and the order in which each area is viewed was well thought out. After an emotional time spent learning more about the Civil Rights movement, we ended our tour in an area that focused on actions individuals can take to help advocate for human rights around the world. I appreciated that the tour concluded on a hopeful note.

Overall, this museum is well worth visiting. Even if you have some background in civil and human rights, you will come away knowing much more and, hopefully, with a desire to help create change.
Written 8 August 2021
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Donna R
Columbus, OH3 contributions
Highlight of my trip!
Jul 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I am happy to see the representation of the past historically preserved in the pictures and narrative in this museum.
Written 20 July 2021
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brandasa
Centerville, OH1,151 contributions
A good museum
Jul 2021
It's worth seeing if you have not seen a civil rights museum. Both the Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi were better. However, this one was good. Make sure to complement your visit with a (free) visit to MLK's home and Ebenezer church. We spent two hours here.
Written 10 July 2021
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GoniGirl
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Must see in Atlanta
Jun 2021
Great overview of the civil rights era as well as current international human rights. Very engaging, current, and informative. Would highly recommend 2-3 hours here- in the morning, followed by the Aquarium which is right next door.
Written 24 June 2021
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BigCee77
Newark, NJ36 contributions
Great Museum
Jun 2021 • Friends
This museum is a most see when your in the ATL. The details of each exhibit explaining the history of human & civil rights was awesome to experience.
Written 10 June 2021
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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