Visiting the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta

I took a few days off from work last week to tag along with my mom to Atlanta while she attended a medical conference. I took the opportunity to do some site seeing and visit with friends and family.

One of the newest attractions in Atlanta is the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Located in Pemberton Place, the museum is next to the World of Coke and Georgia Aquarium.

The main level has exhibits about the fight for equality in the modern American Civil Rights Movement. You can listen to audio messages from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and sit at a lunch counter sit-in. A temporary exhibit also features hand-written documents from Dr. King, which was curated by Morehouse College.

The Global Human Rights Movement Gallery includes activists in women’s, LGBT and disability rights. Bob Kafka is a disability rights advocate and leader of the national disability organization called ADAPT.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is great place to learn about our nation’s history and learn how we can continue to use our voices to make a difference.

My other excursions

For the rest of my trip, I stopped by the new SunTrust Park for the Atlanta Braves. I didn’t get to go inside the stadium, but was to drive around to see all of the shops and restaurants around the park. I’m looking forward to watching a game there soon!

I visited the folks at MobilityWorks in Marietta. This is where I purchased my first van. It was great seeing Scott Creel and Vanessa Lester.

I also made a quick trip to Chattanooga to go to lunch with my friend Krystal Boyd. Krystal used to work at Mobility Supercenter in Charleston.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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