freedomThe Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta connects the civil rights movement of 50 years ago with human rights struggles throughout the world today. You’ll see an interactive wall of mug shots of 1960s’ Freedom Riders (pictured); a lunch counter from an actual sit-in; images from the 1963 March on Washington accompanied by the soulful vocals of Mahalia Jackson; stained-glass images of the four young girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham; paintings by Georgia artist Benny Andrews; a small room where you can add a personal note about human rights; and much more. The center is one of Atlanta’s newer and better attractions.



About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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