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Leader of Atlanta’s National Center for Human & Civil Rights wants to train activists, advocates

“I grew up on ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ and ‘Free to be You and Me,’” said Jill Savitt, the new director of Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “All those songs are about fairness and equality and justice.” HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
“I grew up on ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ and ‘Free to be You and Me,’” said Jill Savitt, the new director of Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “All those songs are about fairness and equality and justice.” HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The director of the National Center for Human and Civil Rights wants the museum to train human rights activists and advocates.

In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Bo Emerson shares his conversation with CEO Jill Savitt, who wants to transition the center from a museum of inspiring storytelling to an engaging cultural campus that protects democracy and democratic ideals.

Also, learn more about the incident Savitt dealt with at nine years old that influenced her life and her leadership. Plus, Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including Cats at The Fox Theatre and Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival.

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