Atlanta Metro / Atlanta

Center for Civil and Human Rights

100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313

  • Photo Credit: Exterior © Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK

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  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights

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  • Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement

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  • Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement

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The 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. It is our vision to harness Atlanta's legacy of civil rights to strengthen the worldwide movement for human rights.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights houses four exhibitions: "Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement," "Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement," "Voice to the Voiceless: The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection," and selections from the Benny Andrews' "John Lewis Series."

Visitors will be immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts, and interactive activities.

Atlanta's newest landmark is also the perfect space for your event, gathering, reception, reunion or meeting.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Active Military* Free

    Adult ( 18-64) $15

    Child (3-12) $10

    Senior (65+), Student, Educator $13


    AARP, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly, LGBT

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Family Reunion Open House

    Family Reunion Open House

    04/25/2015 - 04/25/2015

    If you are planning a family reunion, the Center for Civil and Human Rights is an ideal venue to honor and celebrate your family's heritage. Explore an engaging cultural attraction that allows family members of all ages to experience the brave fight for equality around the world. Check out everything The Center has to offer, from group visits to event space rentals and satisfying dining options for the whole family.

    To be our guest on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 - noon, you must RSVP ... read more

  • Earth Day Celebration

    Earth Day Celebration

    04/25/2015 - 04/25/2015

    Join us at the Center for Civil and Human Rights for our Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 25, 2015. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), we will promote environmental stewardship and the human connection to the Earth! Visitors will partake in a stimulating day, filled with interesting information about the Earth, current worldwide conservation efforts, and what the City of Atlanta is doing to create a more sustainable city environment.

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  • Human Rights Summit

    Human Rights Summit

    05/05/2015 - 05/06/2015

    Join us May 5 and 6 for the first annual Human Rights Day Summit at The Center. The two-day summit will include sessions on environmental rights, human trafficking, and social change movements.

    The Human Rights Summit is free for members. If you are interested in joining The Center to receive free admission to this and other events, please email

    View the Human Rights Summit schedu... read more

  • Power to Inspire Dinner

    Power to Inspire Dinner

    05/06/2015 - 05/06/2015

    Join us for one of most important new events in Atlanta! This May, The Center will host the inaugural presentation of the Power to Inspire awards to trailblazing leaders from Atlanta, the nation and the world. You will be inspired as we recognize outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to a more equal and just world.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available now. To learn more, email Beth Haynes at read more