Voices of our Community


Say Whatever You Think

by Zekarias Kebraeb

As told to: Marianne Moesle; Translated by: Andrew Godfrey. This morning I got my identity card from the citizens registration office at Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin. I’m German, wow, I’m actually German – with one… Read More


Immigration Dialogues

by Hope Revelle, 2014 Immigration Dialogues Participant

This fall, members of the Atlanta community came together to study and discuss the issues that face immigrants and to attend a series of informative presentations provided by the Center for Civil and Human Rights.… Read More


Focusing on the Needs and Rights of Children

by Stu Marvel, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Emory School of Law

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the single-most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention is the first international treaty to focus… Read More


Repost: Commemorating Fundamental Freedom

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications, National Center for Civil & Human Rights via Junior League, Peach Press

Repost from The Junior League of Atlanta, Peach Press There are 7.6 million displaced persons in Syria[1], more than 20 million slaves around the world today[2] and approximately 14.7 million children… Read More


A Bill of Rights for All Mankind

by Jill Savitt

I’m finding it hard to muster a sense of celebration for the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR) on Dec. 10th. The UDHR, hailed as the “bill of rights for all… Read More


Repost: Teaching Ferguson

by Mike Murawski

One of the biggest challenges we often face as a nation is our inability to express our opinions and emotions to others about issues that continue to divide us. The events of Ferguson are… Read More


Weekly Repost: Human Trafficking as a Social Movement

by Sarah Pierce, Human Trafficking Search

Social change emanates from people working together towards a greater good. Some of the greatest historical movements engaged student activists inspired by social change. Last Saturday over a hundred students gathered together to discuss how… Read More


Weekly Repost: Connecting the Past to the Present

by Beverly Keel, journalist and professor

With the emergence of ISIS in the Middle East, Islamophobia has made a significant comeback in the United States. The recent article in the Tennessean entitled, Our treatment of Muslims is 21st-century disgrace, written… Read More


Volunteer Spotlight: Will Cormier

This month, we are highlighting the outstanding work and commitment of our volunteer Exhibition Interpreter, Will Cormier. Will joined The Center after learning about Atlanta's rich history in civil rights that is still… Read More