Museum walk Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is a relatively new museum opened June 23, 2014 in the same general park space of downtown Atlanta as Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.

American Civil Rights Movement covers one floor with exhibits for key events of the 1950s and 1960s. The upper floor exhibits focus on international human rights and struggles globally for rights and freedom.

I put together a 12 minute video of my October 2018 experience visiting exhibits in the Atlanta museum.

Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights

There is no narration and only a few image captions added to my videos and photos. Video of some of the exhibits gives a sense of the multimedia experience of the museum, along with some select photos I included to tell a story. There is a stark difference between the sound video and silence, but I think it provides time to reflect on the still images. Besides adding music is a time-consuming step in video production. This is a video project I can improve some time in the future.

The Civil Rights rooms have significantly more information and reading material to spend a couple hours. I lucked out with uncrowded rooms in the afternoon of my museum visit with the ability to capture the sound of the museum and not the voices of visitors.

The first 30 minutes and initial rooms I toured were jam packed with visitors. I retraced my way through the first set of rooms at the end of one walk through the museum when few people were there.

Rather than narrate the video, here are links to some of the key events in the Center for Civil and Human Rights exhibits in my video.

Jim Crow Laws

Segregation and Jim Crow Laws

Segregation in the United States (wikipedia).

Aftermath of Brown v Board of Education – Library of Congress.

The Racial Segregation of American Cities Was Anything But Accidental – Smithsonian

Segregation – New Georgia Enyclopedia

Jim Crow Laws – wikipedia

The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality – The Conversation

Sit-In Movement

The Sit-In Movement 1960

The Sit-In Movement – U.S. History.org

Sit-ins – Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute

The Woolworth Sit-In That Launched a Movement – NPR

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders 1961

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now – Smithsonian

Freedom Rides – Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute

The Ten Demands- March on Washington 1963

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – National Park Service

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute

The March on Washington – Library of Congress

Four Little Girls – 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Birmingham, Alabama – September 15, 20163

Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing September 15, 1963

Birmingham Bombing (Sixteenth Street Baptist Church) – Civil Rights Digital Library

Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing – Smithsonian audio

The Speech That Shocked Birmingham the Day After the Church Bombing – The Atlantic

Mississippi Murders 1964

Mississippi Murders Summer 1964

Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner – wikipedia

Murder in Mississippi – American Experience

Selma-to-Montgomery March 1965

Selma to Montgomery March 1965

Selma-to-Montgomery March – National Park Service National Historic Trail

Selma to Montgomery March – Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral

Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination April 4, 1968

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Stanford University Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute

The Riots That Followed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (35 photos) – The Atlantic

MLK: THE ASSASSINATION TAPES (series of short videos) – Smithsonian


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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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