Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

4.8
#2 of 31 in Museums in Atlanta
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  • Wow. This was the perfect way to spend a few hours on a blazing hot Independence Day. The exhibits and staff here did a wonderful job of providing a visceral experience of the trauma that is discrimin...  more »
  • Anyone who walks through this center will feel moved by the pictures, speeches, artifacts, and recordings. As a teacher, this was such a tremendous experience and one that I will share with my student...  more »
  • This place is so special. We experienced alot of emotions being here with our family. It's truly one place you have to visit while in Atlanta. All members of your family need to experience this place....  more »
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  • I cannot recommend this museum enough. There are so many exhibits that were not only obviously educational, but incredibly touching. I’ve never in my life been so overwhelmed and overcome with emotions by any exhibit, until here. The freedom bus with all the pictures of the fighters, the stained glass of the 4 little girls that were killed with the music playing and the top floor about immigration. All literally knocked the wind out of me. Beautiful and gut wrenching. Everyone should visit, no matter their skin color or bloodline. The building itself is beautiful, location is perfection(steps from Centennial Park, Aquarium and World of Coca Cola). Bonus in the summer... their air conditioner is powerful and on full blast!
  • The Center for Civil and Human rights is more a good quality small museum than it is an active creator of programming. The museum has two full floors and a rotating gallery of MLK Jr. Papers in the basement. While the museum exhibits are well done, those thoroughly versed in the history of the American Civil Rights movement from the 50s to the 80s won't learn much. The third floor international exhibit is wide but not deep. Still, the exhibits are architecture are engaging. The gift shop is fun too!
  • A fair museum with some interesting archive footage. I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could as the main artifcats are letters from Martin Luther King which although interesting are not that captivating for anyone but a hardcore enthusiast. Mainly focused on the American Civil Rights battle the center does include some information on the broader topic. The building itself is definitely a worth while contribution to the city, it almost outshines the contents it holds. Quite expensive for what it is in my view but worth a visit all the same.
  • This center impressed me! I urge you to seek to visit it! I devoted about three hours to a self-guided tour on Tuesday, May 15th, and could have spent another hour easily. However, the average visitor might see most of it in less time. What especially impressed me was the third floor (the top floor) where some exhibits covered the ongoing human rights struggle and ideas for what we can do to help correct the problems. It is a tragedy what still goes on in various places around the world. But the lower floors were also nice. Many of the exhibits discussed the civil rights movement of the 1960s and earlier in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Video of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on that balcony in Memphis brought back memories of my watching such replays as a child soon after it happened. Video of the 1963 Washington March was impressive, too, and included footage of much of the crowd and excerpts from some of the speeches. The lunch counter scene where visitors can put on headphones, close eyes, sit at a replica lunch counter, and hear what the persons involved in sit-ins decades ago may have heard was startling--hard to sit through even as a simulation. There was much to read, watch, and listen to, and some opportunities for interaction, too. The basement contains some papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a display showing the titles of many of the books he owned or read. The first floor includes a gift shop. I purchased my ticket in advance online and received a 10% discount for giving my e-mail address for information updates, making the total price $19.59 including $1.60 sales tax. My ticket could be used any day within a 12 month period. I provided my order # at the ticket office when I arrived at the Center and received my actual ticket at the time of my visit. It was a wise investment. The Center for Civil and Human Rights is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta near bus stops and relatively close to a streetcar stop, too. I strongly recommend that persons who live in or who visit Atlanta try to take time to devote an hour--or three or four--to visiting this magnificent facility.
  • This is a fantastic museum. Bring your tissues because there's no way you can't find the human here. The exhibits are well done and really immerse you in a time when racism was rampant and the fight for civil rights was in full swing. The only small criticism is maybe get a map and have someone at the service desk help to tell you which way to go through the museum. It makes way more sense when you do it in order. Skip the Coke headquarters and go here instead.

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