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Groundbreaking: National Center for Civil and Human Rights


Civil rights representatives line up for the groundbreaking of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. The $30 million, 20,000 square foot facility, slated to open in 2014 will house archives and a museum in commemoration of America's civil and human rights movements. It will also house cultural and research centers.

Participating in the June 27 groundbreaking are 1st row from left to right: Rita Samuels, SCLC boardmember; Rev. Dr. Bernice King, president, King Center; Christine King Farris, sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Evelyn Lowery, president, SCLC Women; Sam Massell, former Atlanta Mayor; Ambassador Andrew Young, former Atlanta mayor and civil rights icon;  Mrs. Jesse Hill, Jr., Atlanta Life Ins Co.; Xernona Clayton, founder, Trumpet Awards;

2nd row from left to right: Rev. Gerald Durley, activist theologian[in hat]; Carolyn Young, civil rights activist; J.T. Johnson, SCLC board member; Dr. Bernard LaFayette, SCLC board chairman; Doug Shipman, executive director, Center for Civil and Human Rights.
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