Accessibility & Policies

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is accessible to people with disabilities and meets all ADA requirements. Conventional wheelchairs and single strollers are allowed at The Center. Front-facing baby carriers are permitted and encouraged. The Center also has wheelchairs available at no cost.

Assistive devices and wayfinding guides: Handheld text and audio devices are available for checkout at the ticket window upon entry. The devices are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Center’s Wayfinding Guide in English or Spanish can also assist you during your visit.

You must have advanced permission to hold your rally/march on The Center’s property.

For rally/march inquiries, please contact Toni Friday, Director of Events & Partnerships, at [email protected]. Please note that we require advance notice, a completed checklist and a gathering fee.

Small luggage, carriers and backpacks are permitted.

All items must remain with visitors at all times.

The Center is a weapons-free zone.

Guns, knives, lighters and mace are NOT allowed in The Center. Off-duty armed forces officers are NOT allowed to carry weapons on the premises.

Food and drink are NOT permitted in the galleries.

This includes personal water bottles, chewing gum and candy. Parents may feed babies in the atrium area.

Photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only.

Photography is NOT permitted in the “Voice to the Voiceless” gallery featuring the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection. Photographs may NOT be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner. Stopping traffic in order to take photos is PROHIBITED. Tripods and monopods are NOT permitted. Charging from The Center’s electrical outlets is strictly PROHIBITED. The use of flash is PROHIBITED in ALL GALLERIES at all times.

Lost and found.

Found property will be turned in to the Visitor Services desk located on the second-floor main lobby and held for 72 hours. After 72 hours, found property will be turned in to the Security Office. The Center is not responsible for any lost items.

Service and emotional support animals.

Only Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) for individuals with disabilities are allowed in The Center.