Rights Out Loud is an exploration of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that outlines the Freedom of Expression.

Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“You have the right to think what you want, to say what you like and nobody should forbid you from doing so. You should be able to share your ideas also – with people from any country.”

Here’s a snapshot of what our Rights Out Loud Summer looks like

  • In June, express yourself and celebrate our 5th Anniversary at The Center with songs, music, and dancing!
  • July, our John Lewis Fellows express their commitment to service during the annual Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship, generously sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.
  • During August, take a closer look at your rights from a legislative point of view with events like, “Language Rights and the Ballot.”

Rights Out Loud Events

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society invite you to participate in this community interview with Phi Beta Kappa President Fred Lawrence as he discusses the right to intellectual freedom.

Headline, Byline, Exclusive: King’s Legacy Through Media is an exhibition exploring Dr. King’s portrayal in magazine editorials, publication cover art, newspaper articles, and television during his lifetime.

Celebrate our 5th Anniversary with music from the movement!


A lecture with Professor Carol Anderson on the American Civil Rights Movement and International Human Rights.

Center visitors are invited to participate in this civil rights concert tour from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and The Congressional Chorus in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Red Summer, 1919.

Center guests are invited to witness a group theatre street production performance from the John Lewis Fellows as they interpret the power of social justice solidarities.

Artist talk-back with photographer and historian Wendel White, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Learn more about Red Summer here.



The Economics of Education: Examining Equity

Panel Discussion on the impact of economic resources among national school districts and how lack of resources negatively impact student readiness.

Language Rights and the Ballot

Panel Discussion about the importance of language access in the democratic process.


Rights Out Loud in the Gift Shop

One of the most iconic protest statements from the American Civil Rights Movement, was the phrase, “Give a Damn.” Purchase the shirt today!

Get a replica of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, featuring Article 19!

Say what you want with the protest buttons featured in our Civil Rights Gallery and our “Give a Damn” T-Shirt.

Learn more about the Freedom of Expression and the UDHR!

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