This exhibit explores life in the 1950s in the Urban South through interactive displays featuring Jim Crow laws and the people in power who vocally and violently enforced segregation. Despite this adversity, African-American Institutions thrived in Atlanta with a a dynamic community network of churches, colleges, schools, fraternal orders, social clubs, and a range of commercial ventures.
The Global Human Rights Movement gallery introduces visitors to human rights issues and advocates. The gallery features interactive technology to encourage a deeper understanding of human rights and their impact on the lives of individuals. The Spark of Conviction exhibition is curated by Jill Savitt, inaugural human rights exhibition curator and CEO & President of The Center.
Selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection are on public display in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Current exhibitions are featured below.