On Saturday, February 22, thirteen UU’s went to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened in 2014 in Atlanta.
On the main level are exhibits of segregation under the Jim Crow Laws, the Freedom Riders, a lunch counter simulation, Civil Rghts protests, King’s Nobel Peace Prize ending with Martin Luther King,Jr.’s assassination. Upstairs are exhibits recognizing human rights around the world: 20th century despots and peacemakers, items produced by child labor, violence against women, protests, as well as, a huge world map in red (authoritarian regimes) and yellow (democracies). The lowest level has displays of some of King’s papers and letters.
We highly recommend seeing this museum.
For more information about the UUFA Racial Justice Team. contact Karen Solheim (firstname.lastname@example.org), temporary chair.