The GSA, which is the real estate and procurement arm of the federal government, regularly installs interpretive plaques for artwork within courthouses and federal buildings around the country as part of the agency’s Fine Arts Program.
The "Right to Sit" interpretive plaque is designed to commemorate the historic connection between the events surrounding the Atlanta Student Movement and the Rich's Department Store in October 1960.
The Oct. 19, 1960 protest at Rich’s marked Martin Luther King Jr.’s first arrest for an act of civil disobedience.
“This plaque commemorates an important moment in history when young men and women chose to defy the odds and fight for what is right,” said Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell. “Their actions opened new doors for all of us in Atlanta and nationwide. We must never forget that we stand on the shoulders of giants.”