Le Centre national pour les droits civiques et humains (National Center for Civil and Human Rights) est un musée créé en 2014 à Atlanta (Géorgie) pour célébrer le mouvement des droits civiques aux États-Unis.
Man I loved this museum. The civil Rights movement was a tough time and there are remnants of that struggle today. There is one exhibit that was extremely powerful as it put you in there shoes (or in this case chair) of someone that was protesting peacefully. What the black American community had to go through was tough. I'm thankful to have experienced the museum. It also showcases civil Rights movements and progressiveness world wide.
This is a great place to visit to get an appreciation of the civic rights movement and a bit of American history. The quality of the exhibitions is excellent and time in the museum is time well spent. The museum is in a complex with several other must-see sites so dedicate an entire day to visiting this part of Atlanta.
Absolutely every one should go here. If you're already actively working for human rights youll be empowered. If you are a student you will learn so much. If you have no experience with the civil rights struggles you will be inspired. Come for a visit or to study. Every politician should be required to spend a retreat here! Enter through the halls of photos and experience a lunch counter sit in and a Freedom Rider bus. Hear the voices of those who stood up (or sat down) for civil rights and from those who vehemently opposed. See art work, murals, multi media exhibits that you can participate in. Learn about world leaders who stood/stand against human rights and be inspired by the portraits and stories of famous and not so famous pacifists, activists and voices for the causes. I think this place will remain a work in progress while more inspiring leaders and worldwide societal changes are occuring.
Great experience. The Civil Rights floor was moving and informational. They did have a big omission from the wall listing prominent segregationists: Malcolm X. But overall a great museum on a crucial part of our modern history.
It was an amazing experience that should be shared with anyone willing to participate. The docents are wonderful. The exhibits are interactive and powerfully relevant. The entire design is clearly methodical and invokes feelings from every range. This is a must see for EVERYONE, regardless of race, color, sex etc.
Amazing venue to better understand our species long fight for rights and justice. The Center works hard to stay current and will vary their exhibits, so check their site and plan on returning. They also host many special events that can be free or low cost to experience the location and gain a deeper understanding from content matter experts.
This was one of the best museums that I've been to in awhile! I greatly enjoyed the information, but also the layout and displays were almost equally as powerful. The museum was able to be very prophetic and powerful without overwhelming you. I would definitely recommend and would definitely go again.
It’s a nicely curated museum. Learned a lot about the civil war and Martin Luther King Jr. I just wish it wasn’t so cramped. We went on a Monday to avoid crowds but we forgot that field trips happen on weekdays and there were a lot of students! So, we didn’t see all the exhibits as extensively as we would have liked. I also think the fee is a bit much. Glad it was part of the City Pass package but I wouldn’t want to pay for it alone.
This museum is emotionally powerful and highly informative. It still manages to be very accessible to a wide range of ages. My 9 year old son still talks very positively about his visit there. Thank you for a great experience.
A powerful presentation of human rights history and our present world situation. The staff was excellent. The use of technology, graphics, and tactile learning was so very well done. I am grateful I was able to experience this! An enlightening and excellent opportunity in Atlanta.
Powerful, memorable, very important. This is one of my favorite museums in Atlanta. The best part for me is the crowd who comes to see the museum with you --- every time I've been there has been someone who has lived through the civil rights movement, we inevitably end up talking, and they give me the best guide through the exhibits that anyone could ask for.
This place is amazing!! The exhibit, in the segregation section of blacks and white, where they have you sit at a modeled lunch counter is very powerful. I believe the exhibit is a replica from the Greensboro 3 that occurred at a Wool Worth's lunch counter. They have you take a seat and put on headphones and shortly after you hear the lunch counter come to life and very shortly after that you are reliving the extremely inhumane treatment and language that blacks were enduring in that timeframe. The seats even vibrate as you hear the kicking sounds. Definitely an experience! Also, they have quite a few letters, artifacts and etc of Martin Luther King, very interesting materials. Then you have the area which explains the current inhumane working conditions that people in other countries have to endure, so we can have our luxuries from the way the large quantities of flowers are grown and picked for Valentine's day to chocolate, again very eye opening and educational.
I went to the Center for Civil and Human Rights on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The museum itself is masterfully constructed inside and out. The exhibits and art are amazing and really immerses you in the struggle for human rights around the world. The day I was there the museum staff put on amazing performances that tied everything together into a wonderful experience.
One of the best museums in Atlanta. The design takes you through civil and human rights events thoughtfully. They have benches and chairs that allow you to spend as much time as you would prefer in several sections. Plan to spend at least two hours here at a minimum, and you'll be glad you did.
This is an absolute must for anyone who lives or is visiting the city. Not like any other museum I have ever been to! The videos immerse you right into the heart of it and helps you to grasp a better understanding of it all. An incredibly moving experience.
This center impressed me! I urge you to seek to visit it! I devoted about three hours to a self-guided tour on Tuesday, May 15th, and could have spent another hour easily. However, the average visitor might see most of it in less time. What especially impressed me was the third floor (the top floor) where some exhibits covered the ongoing human rights struggle and ideas for what we can do to help correct the problems. It is a tragedy what still goes on in various places around the world. But the lower floors were also nice. Many of the exhibits discussed the civil rights movement of the 1960s and earlier in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Video of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on that balcony in Memphis brought back memories of my watching such replays as a child soon after it happened. Video of the 1963 Washington March was impressive, too, and included footage of much of the crowd and excerpts from some of the speeches. The lunch counter scene where visitors can put on headphones, close eyes, sit at a replica lunch counter, and hear what the persons involved in sit-ins decades ago may have heard was startling--hard to sit through even as a simulation. There was much to read, watch, and listen to, and some opportunities for interaction, too. The basement contains some papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a display showing the titles of many of the books he owned or read. The first floor includes a gift shop. I purchased my ticket in advance online and received a 10% discount for giving my e-mail address for information updates, making the total price $19.59 including $1.60 sales tax. My ticket could be used any day within a 12 month period. I provided my order # at the ticket office when I arrived at the Center and received my actual ticket at the time of my visit. It was a wise investment. The Center for Civil and Human Rights is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta near bus stops and relatively close to a streetcar stop, too. I strongly recommend that persons who live in or who visit Atlanta try to take time to devote an hour--or three or four--to visiting this magnificent facility.
Insightful and inspiring, it is the best attraction in the area. It was very educational and really helped me get my extra dose of white guilt for the week. The human rights section was a bit smaller and less substantial than expected. Overall it was a good refresher of specifically the black part of the civil Rights movement, but was much lacking in other areas of the civil Rights movement (women's rights, AIM, etc). It would be nice to learn some new stuff rather than just hear the same tragic stories we all already know from that era.
It’s a must to go here. So well curated and managed. The staff were amazing and the exhibits were exquisite. The sit in at the diner experience is like nothing else. You must go. I felt like I got the full experience in about an hour and a half to two hours.
Awe inspiring and moving. No way to see and take in everything in one day. Years will flow and thoughts will come and you will feel moved like never before in a history museum.
I can’t believe it took me so long to finally visit this place. I’ve always wanted to, but I’m the type that can get too affected by seeing certain things. However, it is necessary for us all to get a glimpse of the past in order to build a better future. Insanely, many of the challenges and obstacles our civil rights activists have faced are not from very long ago. Fortunately though, because they fought, there are many triumphant moments and positive takeaways that we can also see here at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The exhibits here are thought provoking, informative, and can even be interactive. I implore you to give this place a visit.