FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FedEx Sponsors Free Admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights April 4th, 2018 to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ATLANTA, March 27, 2018 – The Center for Civil and Human Rights announces its plan for the 50th Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy of the generous support of FedEx, admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown Atlanta will be free on April 4th, 2018 with extended hours from 9:00AM to 7:30 PM.
“On April 4th, I invite Atlanta to come to The Center to reflect on the life of Dr. King and transform the way we live his legacy every day,” said Brian Tolleson, Interim CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
“Dr. King’s vision, courage and commitment to service inspired people from all walks of life,” said Shannon A. Brown, senior vice president and chief human resources and diversity officer at FedEx Express. “FedEx is honored to celebrate Dr. King’s extraordinary legacy by offering free public admission to the National Center of Civil and Human Rights.”
Along with free admission, The Center will host a day of activities that challenges visitors to continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Live the Legacy Photo Booth
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM on the Second Floor Main Lobby
Share how you Live the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and inspire your peers to take human rights personally on social media with a photo booth.
“Atlanta: Living the Legacy” Art Exhibition
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM on the Second and Third Floors
Savannah College of Art & Design students created art pieces that explore the rapid development and growth of the City of Atlanta and the role Atlanta plays in living the legacy of Dr. King.
“I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” Performances
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM in the Glenn Room on the First Floor
Austin Broughton performs Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech.
Global Bell Ringing Ceremony
7:01 PM on the Second Floor Main Lobby
Guests will join people around the world to commemorate the official moment of the commemoration of Dr. King’s assassination at 7:01 with a Bell Ringing.
For more information visit civilandhumanrights.org or call 678.999.8990.
About the Center for Civil and Human Rights
The 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 Movements. 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 $64 billion, the company offers integrated business applications 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 425,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” 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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