The Harmony of Liberty – National Center for Civil and Human Rights Features Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection
24 Jun 2014
Posted by Elise Durham
Photo by Dustin Chambers for The New York Times : A sculpture at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights incorporates photos of civil and human rights martyrs. The $68 million, 42,000 square-foot museum is opening on Monday in Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens in Atlanta. The center also shows a selection of Dr. King’s manuscripts and artifacts, rotating from the 13,000 items of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection. That collection — housed at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library — was bought for Morehouse for $32 million. Twelve million dollars of that sum came from the new center for the purchase of exclusive display rights for the collection, which was first sampled in New York in 2006 at Sotheby’s.