Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

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.




Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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