The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum and cultural institution that connects the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to human rights challenges today.

The Latest at the Center

As violence and inequality cause scarcity and displace populations, impacted groups are frequently discussed as data sets and given impersonal categorizations such as refugee and asylum seeker. Entitlements humanizes conflict and insecurity around the world through compelling images of children at play and at rest. Featuring the photography of Authority Collective photographers, Entitlements is a global survey of childhood experiences. Learn More.

We, the People, pledge to advocate for Equal Dignity for all. We pledge to petition our elected leaders to join us in re-committing to protect fundamental human rights. The Campaign for Equal Dignity is galvanizing people who believe in human rights to demand equal dignity for all. Sign the pledge.

Your support helps The Center grow to be more than a museum, but an institution dedicated to the protection of rights and democratic ideals, while encouraging civic engagement. To ensure equal dignity for all, “we the people” must work together to make change. Donate today.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present, and we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and visitors with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Guests should evaluate their risk prior to their visit. View our Health & Safety Guidelines.

Plan Your Visit

A typical visit lasts approximately 90 minutes to two hours. Make the most of your visit to The Center by planning your visit.

Hours

Thursday, Friday, Sunday:
12pm to 5pm

Saturdays:
10am to 5pm
Last entry at 4pm daily.

Location

100 Ivan Allan Jr. Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Buy Tickets

Tickets must be purchased online prior to visits.
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At The Center

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is an engaging cultural attraction and human rights institution that connects the U.S. Civil Rights movement of the 1950s-1960s to the global human rights movements of today. Explore the stories of brave civil and human rights defenders who tapped their own power to bring about social change.

Rolls Down Like Water:
U.S. Civil Rights Movement Gallery

The Civil Rights Movement gallery presents the brave fight for equality in The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s…

Voice to the Voiceless Gallery:
Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

The Voice to the Voiceless gallery, which exhibits the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection…

Spark of Conviction:
Global Human Rights Gallery

The Global Human Rights Movement gallery enables visitors to make connections to the world of human rights…

Georgia Pacific Plaza Gallery

Entitlements humanizes conflict and insecurity around the world through compelling images of children at play and at rest…

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is a tremendous achievement…I feel like the heart of Atlanta has finally found a home.

Chuck Reece, Editor-in-Chief of The Bitter Southerner

The Center’s exhibits tell stories in ways that promote empathy and has already succeeded in expanding Atlanta’s ethical footprint.

Catherine Fox, ArtsATL

Prepare to be powerfully affected. The museum exhibits are well executed and interactive.

Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review

My feelings going through the exhibits were similar to my feelings while at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum — all moving experiences.

Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review

My 15 year old son was dragged to The Center by his coach. 6 hours later, he returned with a message: ‘We have got to go back this weekend!’

Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review