In the early 1960s Atlanta became the cultural catalyst for the African American civil rights movement. While civil rights efforts predate the city's involvement, the activists quickly found their spiritual center within the Sweet Auburn district making it home to much of the African American civil rights movement history. Today, Atlanta is the only city in the nation where you can view two Nobel Peace Prizes - located in the King Center
and the newly revitalized Carter Center
In celebration of the city's Civil Rights legacy, you'll find historic events
, notable Civil Rights activists
, attractions and historic sites
, heritage tours
and present day festivals
. Explore the site and city for an in-depth look at the effects of rarely-mentioned catalysts as well as revolutionary people of the African American civil rights movement.
The city of Atlanta is the embodiment of charm and Southern hospitality. It belies a truly progressive character that has defined a legacy, continues to exert leadership and builds on the African American civil rights movement. Open minds and open arms invite you to explore our city's distinguished past!