National Center for Civil and Human Rights
While elements of the Civil Rights struggle in the U.S. have been explored by other institutions, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) is the first to present civil and human rights in a series of exhibits that amplify the historic and thematic connections between the two.
Through its architecture and exhibits, NCCHR conveys the spirit of the U.S. Civil Rights movement and places this important chapter of U.S. history in the context of the ongoing struggles and actions around the world. This is reflected in the center’s program; an active agenda focused on advancing human rights the world over.
Design of the NCCHR was inspired as a “space for action” where people of diverse backgrounds can connect to common issues associated with our civil and human rights.
The NCCHR is host to the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. A dedicated gallery with continuously rotating exhibits, highlights many of his most influential, as well as lesser-known writings, speeches, and memorabilia.
Board Chair, National Center
for Civil and Human Rights and
Former Mayor of Atlanta
Perkins and Will, Design Architect / HOK, Architect of Record