You can find deep roots within Black History in every neighborhood in Atlanta. From the legacy of the historically Black Sweet Auburn District, historically Black colleges, to the Atlanta mayor’s office. Here’s a look at some of the Atlanta Black History month exhibits for 2020. Take your whole family and out of town visitors. Be sure to share this list on social media.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights
Thanks to a land donation from Coca-Cola, this 42-thousand square foot facility in the heart of downtown Atlanta take a look at local, state, national and international human rights.
Learn through a series of exhibits including The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, Breaking Barriers/Sports for Change, The American Civil Rights Movement.
Address: 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313
Event: Family Fun Days on Saturday, February 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes storytime, arts and crafts, Black History trivia along with photoshoot opportunities with Black History Month signs.
Admission: Purchase tickets on the Center for Civil and Human Rights website or the ticket office on-location; Non-refundable Family 4 Pack is $60.
Travel Tip: Take MARTA to the Civic Center station >Head right on West Peachtree St NW toward Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd > Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd >Cross the road at Centennial Olympic Park Drive so you are on the left side of traffic but continue on Ivan Allen Jr. BlvdYou will see The Center and its water features on your left at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
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Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Event: Let’s Move in Libraries
Saturday, February 29
“Guests can enjoy a Storytime and Movement program presented by Fulton County Library System as a part of the Let’s Move in Libraries international initiative. The fun will continue with a mini-musical performance of Peach State Flyer by the Imaginators, crafts in the Art Studio and opportunities to learn about the innovative contributions African Americans have made to science, technology, engineering and art in both the Built It Lab and Science Bar.”
Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1827
Admission: Free for children under 3; online and on-site ticketing; Children’s Museum of Atlanta memberships include perks and additional guests.
Atlanta History Center
All year long you can visit the Atlanta History Center for celebrations of Black culture including Juneteeth and Martin Luther King Jr. National holiday. In February 2020 there are several exhibits dedicated specifically to Georgia’s role in the Civil War, Women’s suffrage and the Jim Crow era.
Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305
Admission: Online ticketing starts at $9 for kids; AHC memberships include free admission to certain exhibits and membership appreciation days.
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Which Black History Month exhibit or event are you planning to attend? Do you visit these locations year-round?
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