A Farewell from CEO Doug Shipman
by Doug Shipman
As I serve my last day as CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, I wanted to briefly share a few hopes that I take with me.
- I hope everyone will always remember how many people it took to make The Center a reality. Visionaries, risk-takers, believers, supporters, donors, designers, volunteers, interns, staff and board members. So many people who will never get their due thanks.
- I hope the incredible legacy of the American Civil Rights Movement, the unsung men and women, the legacy of Dr. King and the unique role of Atlanta will be fully appreciated by all those who visit. The Center is built on an amazing and unique legacy.
- I hope the stories of current people working, sweating, fighting, sacrificing for human rights today will be understood. The work continues everyday most often out of the view of a newspaper or a camera. The Center tells a few of these stories that represent so many more.
- I hope everyone can visit The Center one day along with a young person. Hearing their questions, their hopes, their dreams and understanding that they are inspired and supported by seeing the accomplishments of real people in history deeply moves anyone who witnesses their powerful experience.
- I hope each person has a little more hope because The Center exists, I know I do.
Thank you for an unforgettable journey!