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  • Explore Atlanta’s Role in the Civil Rights Movement

    In the early 1960s, Atlanta became the cultural catalyst for the 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 civil rights history. Today, Atlanta is the only city in the nation where you can view two Nobel Peace Prizes – one located in the King Center and the other in the 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 revolutionaries who were catalysts in the civil rights movement.

    The city of Atlanta is the embodiment of Southern hospitality, sophistication and progress. It belies a truly progressive character that has defined a legacy, continues to exert leadership and builds on the civil rights movement. Open minds and open arms invite you to explore our city's distinguished past!

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