Celebrate The Center’s 10th Anniversary

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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrates its 10th anniversary throughout June—and we want you to be part of it!

Ten years ago, we opened our doors to share the story of the US civil rights struggle, connect that history to the human rights movements of today, and equip people with the knowledge and tools they need to protect the rights of all people, everywhere. Since then, The Center has stood with Atlanta and the nation through social unrest, threats to civil liberties, and attempts to rewrite history. We have answered our community’s call to be a destination for reflection, inspiration, and transformation.

In celebration of this milestone, we present a month of immersive events to educate, entertain, and spark dialogue on justice and rights.

Explore this page to discover more about our June events, reflect on our decade of impact, and learn how you can help support our expansion into the next decade and beyond. We can’t wait to welcome you!

10th Anniversary Events

+ LGBTQ+ Institute Symposium: Investing in our Future | June 6–8 | Times and locations vary daily.

Celebrate Pride Month at our three-day Symposium, aimed at mobilizing communities across Georgia and the South to empower the next generation of leaders. Starting with an opening reception and keynote at NCCHR, the event continues with a second day of dynamic workshops on mentorship and youth support that center Black women and parents of LGBTQIA+ children. Our final day features a community art and wellness festival and marketplace. Proudly co-presented with Dr. Lulu’s PRIDE Corner, OUT Georgia Business Alliance, and The Trevor Project with support from Delta Air Lines and UPS. Click here to register for free!

+ Cup of Truth | June 13 @ 7 PM | Black Coffee ATL

Our next Cup of Truth features an enlightening evening with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Immerse yourself in civil rights history as Dr. Carter Jackson discusses her new book, We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance. Following the talk, participate in a Q&A session and meet the author. Enjoy a drink, connect with your community through our shared history, and be inspired to create positive change.

+ Juneteenth Events | June 15–16 and 19 | NCCHR

Join us at The Center for a weekend of family-friendly events to explore the stories, struggles, and triumphs of Juneteenth. Celebrate and reflect on this historic day that marks the end of slavery in the United States. Tickets are required for participation. Click here to view our daily schedule of events.

+ Truth on the Rocks: 10th Anniversary Celebration | June 21 @ 7 pm–10 pm | NCCHR

Celebrate ten years since The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened at our next Truth on the Rocks. Join us for an evening of music, dancing, specialty cocktails, and a unique historical perspective. You must be 21 or older to attend this event. Tickets are on sale now!

+ Home Depot Free Admission Day | June 22 @ 10 am–4 pm | NCCHR

Take advantage of a special treat at The Center, courtesy of Home Depot. We’re hosting a Free Admission Day to thank our community for a decade of support. Don’t miss this chance to explore our exhibits and commemorate this significant milestone with us! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your tickets online to ensure your spot. Reservations will open in June.

+ Opening Day Anniversary | June 23 | NCCHR

Celebrate our original 2014 opening with special $10 admission, performances by the Harambee Dance Company, and family-friendly activities throughout our museum. Secure your tickets early, as they are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will open soon.

+ Kidspiration | June 29 | NCCHR Glenn Room

Spark a love for civics in your child at Kidspiration 2024! Playwright Nikki Toombs premieres a captivating short play, The Next King, in which rainforest animals elect their new leader. This interactive theatrical experience introduces children ages 3–12 to principles of civic engagement and democracy, inspiring them to see themselves as future changemakers. Kidspiration is presented in partnership with PNC. Our series continues every month this summer! Click here to register for June. 


Fulfilling Our Founders' Vision

After 10 years of inspiring people to protect rights in their communities through our exhibits, programs, and training experiences, we are fulfilling our founders’ vision to do more.

Our expansion will create more space for civil and human rights storytelling, state-of-the-art classrooms, updated galleries, and an immersive family gallery for the next generation of changemakers.

Click here to learn about our community campaign and how you can be a part of the next chapter of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.