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- $18 for two tickets to the Center for Civil and Human Rights ($30 value)
- $36 for four tickets to the Center for Civil and Human Rights ($60 value)
The Center for Civil and Human Rights - Atlanta
Named the “Best Museum in Atlanta” by USA Today’s 10Best.com, the Center for Civil and Human Rights is Atlanta’s newest, must-see cultural destination. Award-winning architecture and exhibitions connect the American Civil Rights Movement to the Global Human Rights Movements through touch-screen technology, powerful videos, music, original recordings and stories of courage. Sit at an interactive lunch counter and experience what heroic protestors braved; stand face-to-face with Human Rights champions; and witness items that changed history: Dr. King’s personal papers. A powerful and uplifting journey providing an understanding of the role each person can play in helping to protect the rights of all people..
- Size: It typically takes around 90 minutes to explore the three main galleries' exhibits of historic documents, artifacts, and interactive activities.
- The Building: a collaborative design by The Freelon Group's Phil Freelon—Obama appointee to the National Commission of Fine Arts and recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture—and Atlanta-based HOK
- Exhibitions: There is a civil rights exhibition created by George C. Wolfe, a respected Broadway director and writer whose résumé includes Tony Award–winning sensations Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk and Angels in America. The human rights gallery was curated by Jill Savitt, who serves as a special advisor at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The Center’s unique and interactive exhibitions were designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group.
- Eye Catcher: 34-foot-tall outdoor water sculpture by artist Larry Kirkland inscribed with quotes by Nelson Mandela and Margaret Mead
- Permanent Mainstay: archival footage documenting important events and personal stories from the American Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968
- Don't Miss: the rotating selection of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes handwritten notes, speech drafts, and personal effects that belonged to Dr. King