By: David J. Smith, April 9, 2017
I recently was in Atlanta and had the opportunity to visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Opened in 2014, the museum provides the visitor with opportunity to learn about the efforts in the U.S. to promote civil rights, and globally, human rights. The museum was conceived by Evelyn Lowery, Juanita Abernathy, Andrew Young, and John Lewis. It is well worth the visit. The history of civil rights started by looking at the dynamics and history of the American south including violence against blacks, and ends with uplifting imagery of the future. The human rights portion focuses on examining current human rights issues including the rights of the LGBT community, environmental-related concern, and health issues. If you are planning a trip to Atlanta, it is well worth a visit.