Voices of our Community

Jul062016

2nd Anniversary Celebrations!

June, the Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a 2-part celebration. First, on the evening of June 23, we celebrated hip hop's role in social change with Get Centered! Special thank you… Read More

Jun172016

A Father’s Day Message from Derreck Kayongo

by Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

I was first introduced to the value of protecting human rights through my own parents. My family lost everything we had worked for under the regime of Idi Amin. Everything. Two businesses, our family farm… Read More

Jun092016

730 Days of INSPIRATION!

by David Hopings, Manager of the Visitor Experience

The early morning of June 23rd 2014 was perfect, the air crisp but not cold and the typically bustling streets of downtown Atlanta quiet and bare. As I strode down Centennial Park Blvd. under morning twilight my thoughts flickered with… Read More

May232016 1

The Invisible Giant in the Rights Struggle

by LaTosha Brown, civil rights activist and singer

My mother, Rosetta Gamble-Brown, was born in Orville, Alabama on July 17, 1947. She was the eleventh child to Nellie and Joseph Gamble. Her family were black farmers from Alabama's Blackbelt. When Rosetta was just 3… Read More

May182016

International Museum Day: Celebrate with Us

by Kelli Edwards, Program Manager

Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights on May 18th as we celebrate International Museum Day. Today, we celebrate museums and cultural preservation institutions alike for raising awareness about our world’s most important… Read More

May152016 1

This Week in Civil and Human Rights News

1. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals. United States Department of… Read More

May062016

We Shall Overcome

by David Hopings, Manager of the Visitor Experience

Montgomery AL, May 21st 8 PM As afternoon sun transitions into stillness of night, the sticky heat of a hot Alabama afternoon is slowly replaced by cooler temperatures and a faint breeze. Both of which… Read More

May052016 1

Child Survivor Reveals Never-Ending Holocaust

by Michael Jacobs

This article is originally published on the Atlanta Jewish Times. Please click here to read the full article. Rabbi Joseph Polak was 50 years old and visiting Paris to give a lecture on Jewish… Read More

May012016

This Week in Civil and Human Rights News

Activists hold signs during the delivery of the final report on the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College. Edgard Garrido / Reuters

1. Saudi Arabia: Counter-terror court sentences human rights activist in relentless onslaught against civil society. April 25: Issa al-Hamid was sentenced to 9 years for a few charges such as “inciting [people] to breach public… Read More