Interior Built Environment Description: Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights was established in 2007. It is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313. The museum contains 3 floors each containing a different gallery. The first floor is dedicated to a collection gallery called the “Voice to the Voiceless: the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr.” The second floor is dedicated to a gallery for the civil rights called “Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement.” The third floor is dedicated to a human rights gallery called “Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement. The setup of the museum made it easier to understand each movement clearly.
I enjoyed going to the museum because it gave me a better understanding of the civil and human rights movement. The museum presented many aspects of the movements that are not really known to many. It also shed light on aspects of the different movements that history books fail to teach us about. I also liked that the different galleries shed light on many of the people that contributed to the movements, not just the most known ones, such as Martin Luther King Jr. In my opinion, it is a good place for all ages to visit especially because of the setup. The galleries included many visual aspects, such as pictures and videos. The galleries also included interactive features, for example, the sit in simulation, that allowed people to get an experience of what it was like during the civil rights movement. The setup of the museum makes it very easy for people of all ages to experience and enjoy.
The museum was built in order to help people get a better understanding and to teach them about the civil and human rights movements. They were able to accomplish that through their presentation of the information and the fact that they included different artifacts from those days. All ages are welcomed at the museum and different aspects are included to appeal to a wide range of audience.

Interior Digital Record 5: Center for Human and Civil Rights


This is the first thing that is seen on a wall when entering the lobby of the Center for Civil and Human rights. This image is also used in their brochure. This image is one representation of what the civil and human rights movement means. In my opinion, all the images are connected showing that if we work together we can achieve the common goal of rights for all.

Interior Digital Record 4: Center for Civil and Human Rights


This world map is located in the human rights area of the museum. Each color represents whether a country is politically free or not and whether they are able to exercise their political rights and civil liberties. Yellow represents the countries that are free, orange represents countries that are partly free and red represents countries that are not free.

Interior Digital Record 3: Center for Civil and Human Rights


This statue is located near the rear of the museum. Each side of the statue includes a quote that can relate to both the civil and human rights movement. The quote on the left was by Margaret Mean and it states, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.” The quote on the right was from Nelson Mandela and it states, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Interior Digital Record 2: Center for Civil and Human Rights


This picture was taken in the human rights area of the museum. The first half of this area is dedicated to teaching us about some of the most famous offenders and defenders of the human rights movement. The top picture is of the defenders and the bottom is of the offenders. The defenders, from right to left, were Mohandas Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Yelena Bonner, Martin Luther King Jr., Václav Havel, Nelson Mandela, and Estela Barnes de Carlotto. The offenders, from left to right, were Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and Augusto Pinochet.

Interior Digital Record 1: Center for Civil and Human Rights


This picture was taken in one of the civil rights areas of the museum. This area of the museum was dedicated to the many people that lost their lives during the civil rights movement. Each pole was filled with pictures of each person and on the back of the lower pictures included a short paragraph which gave information on who the person was and how they lost their life.

Exterior Built Environment Description: Candler Park

The Exterior environment chosen for this project was Candler Park. Candler Park was first opened back in 1874. It was erected by the park committee in 1932. Candler Park is located 585 Candler Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. This park caters to people of all ages and includes many sports related spaces. The biggest sport played there is golf, which has 2,064 yards dedicated to it, that includes 9 holes and a par of 31. The park also includes a basketball court and a field where different sports can be played, for example, football and soccer. The park also has a pool opened to all ages during the summer season.
Candler Park has a significant importance in history because it is the site where Sweeny’s Division spent 24 hours in a line that crossed through the southwest area of the park. At the park, there is actually a sign that was placed in order to show where the event in history took place, and to give visitors a brief description of what took place. Throughout the park, there are signs that give a brief history of different areas of the park. Signs placed at the entrance give information on the park and important people that help contribute to the park. At the playground, there are also signs that give information specifically about the playground, such as when it was built and who contributed to the playground. The signs are normally placed on the entrance gates of the different areas of the park. The signs help to make it easy to navigate around the park.
Candler Park is a very open park and each area of the park is given an adequate amount of space in order to focus on the specific thing that space is dedicated to. To get to most of the park areas, the main gate is used, which has a one-way street that connects all areas of the park, except the golf course. The golf course can be accessed from driving around the outskirts of the park but its main building is located on Candler Park Drive.
Visiting Candler Park was a very nice and relaxing experience. The park was filled with many trees and green scenery. The park feels very welcoming to people of all ages because of the many different things they offer. The park is all about bringing the community together. Whether young or old many activities are planned in an attempt to bring people of all ages. The park swimming pool is also another way to attract all ages because of the many different activities offered, such as swimming lessons for all ages. Candler Park opened their own website in order to spread the information on the park, including upcoming events.