Center for Civil and Human Rights

Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens, Features WITNESS in Permanent Collection

The Center for Civil and Human Rights opened in Atlanta this June to connect the “American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements.”

Through a series of ongoing exhibitions and a permanent collection, the organization hopes to create a space where visitors understand the role they play in protecting the rights of people throughout the world.

WITNESS is honored to have its work featured in “Collective Freedom,” a permanent installation in the center’s 43,000-square-foot facility.

Established in 2007, the Center opened to the public in late June 2014. The New York Times describes how the center “represents a fresh approach to teaching and applying the lessons of history” by embracing a global perspective on civil and human rights.

A good description of its design and organization can be read at The Burton Wire.

Image: The Human Rights Movement gallery at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.


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