Photo Tour: Atlanta Civil Rights museum

Credit: David Tulis

Credit: David Tulis

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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights tells a story broader than the American Civil Rights movement, linking that movement to the international current of human rights reform that took inspiration in Atlanta.

Exhibit designer Jill Savitt said her goal is to "put the 'human' in human rights," and so this part of the museum is full of people with whom the visitors can see eye to eye.

This philosophy deepens in an exhibit called "Who Like Me." Here guests look into an interactive mirror and pick (from a list) a characteristic that they would use to describe themselves: "worker," "Christian," "Muslim," "activist." Swimming up in the mirror is video of an individual who shares the same attribute, one for which they were harassed and persecuted in their home country.