National Center for Civil and Human Rights Debuts Limited Time Exhibition In Partnership with Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Braves
Free Admission for guests throughout the duration of the exhibition July 24 – August 1 sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation
ATLANTA, GA (July 16, 2021) – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center), in partnership with Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Braves, debuts “Moments of Courage,” a temporary exhibition that will run Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, Aug. 1 at The Center. Guests can experience this exhibit and all of The Center for FREE during the exhibition’s entire run thanks to the generosity of the Coca-Cola Foundation.
“We are proud to partner with Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Braves to celebrate trailblazers for civil rights like Hank Aaron,” said Jill Savitt, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “Mr. Aaron’s unparalled achievements as a baseball player opened Americans’ eyes to the need for level playing fields so everyone can fulfill their potential.”
“Moments of Courage” explores stories of influential black baseball players, including Hank Aaron, Marquis Grissom, and more, and how their careers impacted – and were impacted by – Atlanta’s civil rights movement. The Center will host this exhibition in its Glenn Room located on its first floor.
The “Moments of Courage” exhibition coincides with the Atlanta Braves’ celebration of Hank Aaron Weekend presented by Delta Air Lines, July 30 – Aug. 1.
On Sunday, Aug. 1, the first 15,000 fans through the Truist Park gates to see the Atlanta Braves take on the Milwaukee Brewers will receive a limited-edition Hank Aaron bobblehead. There will be three bobblehead designs, each representing a milestone in Aaron’s career, presented by Coca-Cola: 1952 Indianapolis Clowns, 1957 World Series Championship in Milwaukee, and 1974 715th home run.
In addition to “Moments of Courage,” guests can explore The Center’s “Rolls Down Like Water” gallery, which presents the fight for civil rights in America in the 1950s and 1960s. This gallery was curated by Tony Award–winning playwright and film director George C. Wolfe, who most recently directed “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on Netflix. The “Spark of Conviction” introduces visitors to contemporary global human rights issues and features courageous advocates and activists. The Center’s first floor houses the “Voice to the Voiceless” gallery, where visitors can view the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection—the personal papers and belongings of Dr. King.
Guests can also join Coca-Cola in celebrating the legacy of Hank Aaron with this limited edition collectible bottle. Learn more on how you can help keep his ambition and spirit going, at CokeStore.com/Hank.
Tickets must be reserved online in advance beginning Sunday, July 18. Ticket reservations will be available at this link ncchr.link/moc. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is a cultural institution that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to the struggle for human rights around the world today. 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: facebook.com/ctr4chr/ | instagram.com/ctr4chr/ | twitter.com/Ctr4CHR
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. Our portfolio of sparkling soft drink brands includes Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta. Our hydration, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak, Honest and Ayataka. Our nutrition, juice, dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
About Atlanta Braves
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 18 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM), Rock 100.5 (FM) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.
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