Atlanta, Ga. (January 23, 2019) – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a FedEx Free Day, Saturday February 2, providing free admission to all visitors courtesy of presenting sponsor FedEx.
The day before Super Bowl LIII, guests can engage with permanent and new exhibitions, including Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change, an installation in partnership with ESPN that highlights athletes’ journeys to activism and how these champions have used their sport to inspire action. Also featured, in addition to The Center’s permanent civil rights and human rights exhibits: a new MLK installation entitled, Fragments, sponsored by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Meaning of Hope, The Best of The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, and a display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt featuring athletes from various sports.
“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with FedEx to share the meaningful experience of The Center with visitors to Atlanta during Super Bowl weekend,” said Brian Tolleson, Interim CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the globe, learning about the African American Civil Rights Movement, interacting with our new exhibitions and understanding the power athletes can generate to drive social change.”
The second annual event builds on the momentum of 2018’s FedEx free day, which saw The Center’s highest attendance day ever, on April 4th, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
“FedEx is committed to celebrating the differences that make us a unique company and supporting organizations that educate and empower diverse communities,” said Shannon A. Brown, senior vice president of Air, Ground and Freight Services and chief diversity officer at FedEx Express. “Super Bowl weekend brings people from all over to a common place. As part of this special event, we are giving more museum goers the opportunity to build connections and celebrate the cultures and history that define our communities.”
In expectation of crowds, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will implement timed ticketing for admission. Timed tickets will be issued at the box office starting Saturday, February 2nd beginning at 9:00am on a first-come-first served basis. For more information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org and click on “Plan Your Visit”
About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Struggle. The Center features a continuously rotating exhibit from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. Visitors will be immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts, and interactive activities. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue — hosting educational forums and attracting world-renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org. Join the conversation on civil and human rights on Twitter @Ctr4CHR and Facebook.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $69 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 450,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
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