The center’s chair, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, said, in a statement, “Together, we have built the Center for Civil and Human Rights into a world-class institution. . . On behalf of the entire board, we wish Derreck great success in his future plans. We are well-positioned and excited for the next phase of our growth.”
Immigrating to the U.S. at age 22, Kayongo earned an international law degree and worked for Amnesty International and Atlanta-based CARE International.