Exhibitions & Galleries

The Center is rooted in the history of Atlanta: the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the modern Civil Rights Movement. Two of the most influential movement organizations were based in Atlanta — the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Our exhibits connect civil rights history to the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.

Rolls Down Like Water: U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Rolls Down Like Water: U.S. Civil Rights Movement presents the fight for civil rights in America – from the era of Jim Crow segregation to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.

Spark of Conviction: Global Human Rights Movement

Spark of Conviction: Global Human Rights Movement features the stories of courageous advocates – from the past and today – and how they have worked to ensure individual rights and dignity are protected.

Voice to the Voiceless: Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

The first floor of The Center focuses on Dr. King. The Voice to the Voiceless gallery displays items from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, and the large-scale art installation, “FRAGMENTS,” features his distinctive handwriting, etched in metal and illuminated.

Georgia Pacific Gallery Plaza

Our Temporary Exhibition: Entitlements humanizes conflict and insecurity around the world through compelling images of children at play and at rest.

Installations

Installations are the individual components that make up each of The Center’s exhibition galleries.

Fragments

Fragments, an art installation, features King’s words in his distinctive handwriting, etched in metal and illuminated.

Human Rights Champions

Throughout history, brave and visionary people have devoted themselves to fighting for equality, dignity and freedom. This slider features portraits of prominent human rights defenders…

Visit The Center

A typical visit lasts approximately 90 minutes to two hours. Make the most of your visit to The Center by planning your visit.

Hours

Thursday, Friday, Sunday
12pm to 5pm

Saturdays:
10am to 5pm
Last entry at 4pm daily.

Location

100 Ivan Allan Jr. Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Don’t Miss This. There are so many moving exhibits that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

– Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review

I felt like my limited knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement was elevated by this museum.

– Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review

The exhibits on Civil and Human Rights are very well done, clearly laid out and moving.

– Museum Visitor, TripAdvisor Review