On the last ECN Summer Field Trip Series for this year, we traveled down the street to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened in June 2014. Paying homage to the American civil rights movement and bringing current global human rights issues to the forefront, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights also boasts unique event space.
Special Events Room
On the bottom floor, below the main entry, is the “Voice to the Voiceless” exhibit. The gallery currently houses photographs from the Paralympics; it rotates on a monthly basis. Located just across the hall from this gallery, the Special Event Room can hold up to 140 for a seated event and 200 maximum for a reception. The Special Event Room boasts large windows overlooking water sculptures engraved with quotes from Nelson Mandela and Margaret Mead. The Special Event Room can be divided into two rooms and has a lovely pre-function area, as well.
The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection is housed on the bottom level, near the Special Events Room. The Collection is home to personal belongings and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. This gallery also rotates on a regular basis. Guests attending events have access to the collection; food and beverage is not allowed in the area, however.
After 5 p.m., the lobby space is available as an event venue. With an amazing vista and beautiful interactive mural, this is a great area for a cocktail reception (100 max) or seated dinner (75 max).
The Civil Rights Movement Gallery
Beginning on the main level, the Civil Rights Movement Gallery is an interactive timeline through the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibits include actual footage of the Civil Rights March and logistics for the event. While the topic isn’t easy to tackle, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights tells an uplifting and inspiring story. The museum is also highly interactive, so visitors can have a variety of experiences at each visit. Special event guests have access to the exhibits depending on the spaces rented. The Center offers a discounted group ticket for Georgia Tech, as well.
The entire Center is available for special events and holds up to 500 guests. Special event parking is available at the World of Coca-Cola parking garage for $10 per vehicle. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights utilizes Active Productions for all their audiovisual needs and Wolfgang Puck for catering. For more information, contact Sales and Event Manager Elizabeth Mays at 404.835.4286.