Press Room

Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta—the birthplace of our nation’s Civil Rights Movement—the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is more than a museum: it’s an inspiring, immersive experience taking visitors on a journey through the America’s Civil Rights Movement in America leading directly into the Global Human Rights Movements of today.

Media Policies & Center Advisories

COVID-19 Advisory

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Advisory Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak

As a large cultural destination in downtown Atlanta, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights regards the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers as our top concern. We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. For the most current information about the disease and its prevention, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization.

The Center has re-opened. Visit this page for our updated health and safety protocols.

Visitor Photography

Visitors are permitted to take photographs inside of the galleries at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center). Please note that photographs taken inside The Center should be for personal use only.

  • Photography in the Voice to the Voiceless: Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Gallery is strictly prohibited. No exceptions.
  • The use of handheld cameras, cell phones, and tablets to take photos is permitted with the flash turned off. (Flash photography is not permitted in The Center.)
  • We encourage visitors to post their photographs on social media, however use of photography for compensation/profit is not permitted.
  • The Center does not permit use of tripods, lights, and other external camera equipment. No photos taken inside The Center may be used for publication without the prior, written consent from the leadership team of The Center. For all such requests, email the Marketing Department at [email protected].
  • When taking photographs, please heed all stanchions and other closed off areas. Please be mindful of other guests exploring our interactive galleries.
  • Note that photography of special exhibitions or works may vary from the above policy. In those cases, special instructions/information will be located in the galleries.
Media Requests

Members of the media must arrange their visit to The Center in advance. We kindly request that members of the media provide your media request to The Center at least two business days prior to your arrival.

  • To coordinate a shoot, please contact the Marketing Department by sending an email to [email protected]. When requesting your visit, provide a date and approximate time you would be coming to The Center along with the name of your news organization.
  • Members of the media may be escorted by a Marketing Department staff person throughout the duration of their trip, or must have prior written permission to tour The Center independently. Please note that special equipment including the use of tripods, additional lighting, etc. must be approved in advance.
  • Once on site, members of the media are expected to wear press badges provided by The Center for the duration of their visit.
  • For all media requests, contact Shani Drake, Director of Marketing, at [email protected].
Commercial Photography & Film Shoots

Commercial photography and film shoots must be scheduled and approved in advance. Please note that commercial shoots are at the discretion of Senior Leadership and the availability of The Center.

  • If any works that are located throughout The Center appear in the photography or videography shot, it is the responsibility of the user to gain appropriate permissions prior to use of any copyrighted material.
  • For fees, insurance requirements, and to book a commercial shoot, please contact Toni Friday, Director of Events, at [email protected].
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