Way back at the time that I began this blog, I posted a list of things that I wanted to do/see in Atlanta before we moved. One of those to-dos was a visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Late last week, my niece--who is an intern in Washington, DC for Kamala Harris--had some time off and chose to spend it with us. Given our shared commitment to human rights, I suggested that we visit the Center and she agreed.
I've visited my share of museums, but this one was different; the message and the exhibits were presented in a way that I've not found in a museum before. Several of the exhibits are multi-sensory which gave us an immersive, participatory encounter that makes the fear, sadness, anger, and heartbreak tangible.
Towards the end of the self-guided tour, we came across a beautiful quilt. It was stitched by a local Atlanta chapter of an international needlework guild. The symbolism, the artistry, the message of this quilt continues to resonate with me
Lynn and Rina, your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you--and your fellow guild members--for creating this piece of artwork.
If you find yourself in Atlanta, I would most certainly take 3 hours to visit the Center--it was well worth the time and money spent.
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