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 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.