American Civil Rights Movement

Rolls Down Like Water

The Civil Rights Movement gallery presents the brave fight for equality in The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Visitors will be immersed in a visceral experience of sights, sounds and interactive displays depicting the courageous struggles of individuals working to transform the United States from Jim Crow laws to equal rights for all.

About the Curatorial Team

The “Rolls Down Like Water” exhibition is curated by Tony Award–winning theatrical playwright and film director George C. Wolfe, chief creative officer of The Center.

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Learn about The American Civil Rights Movement and its significance
for the progress of human rights across the world.

OPEN 10 AM to 5 PM

OPEN MON-SAT 10-5, SUN 12-5PM
(Last entry at 4 PM)
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ADULTS $18.25, UNDER 3 FREE

DISCOUNTS FOR KIDS, MILITARY, GROUPS

DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

DIRECTIONS TO 100 IVAN ALLEN JR. BLVD

  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights is A TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENT, unlike anything this city has ever seen . . . for the rest of my days it will be the first place I take visitors to my city . . . I [FEEL] LIKE THE HEART OF ATLANTA HAS FINALLY FOUND A HOME.

    Chuck Reece Editor-in-Chief of The Bitter Southener
  • The Center's exhibits tell stories in ways that promote empathy and understanding. This fledgling cultural institution has already SUCCEEDED IN EXPANDING ATLANTA'S ETHICAL FOOTPRINT.

    Catherine Fox ArtsATL
  • This stunning museum is a CAN'T MISS Atlanta attraction. My family had just under an hour to experience the museum before it closed but it was AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL HOURS OF MY LIFE.

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  • MY 15 YEAR OLD SON was dragged into this tour by his debate coach. 6 hours later, he returned with a message – "Mom, we have got to go back this weekend!" He and his buddies loved it...a big accomplishment for any museum when it comes to teenage boys.

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