Our speaker today was Judith Service Montier, VP of Marketing for Atlanta's new Center for Civil and Human Rights.  For those who may not have yet had the chance to visit the Center, it is a must-see for you and your entire family!  On the first level, the Center features selections from the extensive collection of papers of Dr. Martin Luther King recently acquired by the City of Atlanta and the Woodruff Library.  The featured items will rotate from time to time, making it a fresh experience each time you visit the Center.
On the second floor, you can experience the Civil Rights Movement through sight, sound and other senses like never before.  Visitors often have a very emotional reaction to the powerfully presented multi-media message.  Feel what it was like to be at a lunch counter during a sit-in.  Ride with the Freedom Riders.  Stand at the Mall in Washington and listen to the words of Dr. King and others at that most pivital of moments in the history of our country.
On the third floor, the broader theme of Human Rights is explored.  Interactive displays help you understand the places in the world right now where hearts yearn for the most basic of human rights.  See how the American Civil Rights movement still echoes in the words of today's human rights leaders and soldiers.
Judith explains the Center for Civil and Human Rights with eloquence and passion, but she would be the first to admit that you just have to come experience it for yourself to begin to appreciate what a profound resource this is for our community and beyond.