Mar 12, 2024 - News

Civil, human rights center expansion underway

Rendering of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

A rendering of the expanded National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Photo: NCCHR/Perkins & Will

Construction is underway on two new wings of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.

The expansion, totaling 24,000 square feet, will include classroom and event space as well as new exhibits.

What they're saying: President and CEO Jill Savitt said the center is excited to embark on its next chapter.

  • "Our expansion fulfills our founders' original vision to establish a national cultural organization dedicated to inspiring the changemaker in each of us to protect rights."

If you go: Fencing is in place around the center's property, and the primary point of entry for visitors will be the Pemberton Place entrance.

  • The center will remain open throughout this year but will close from January through August 2025 when it hopes to reopen with the new space.
  • During the closure, the center plans to host its events and education series at coffee shops and other venues around metro Atlanta.
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