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Officials To Get Look At Civil Rights Center Plans

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ATLANTA (AP) — Select Atlanta officials will get a peek at plans for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights this week.

The invitation-only reception Monday evening will be hosted by Central Atlanta Progress. Among those invited are Atlanta city councilmembers Kwanza Hall and Joyce Sheperd, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board members, National Center for Civil and Human Rights board members and others.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is set to be built at Pemberton Place adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The New World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Groundbreaking is scheduled for June 27.

The center will display The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (King Papers), the award-winning Without Sanctuary lynching exhibit and will serve as a hub for ongoing dialogue.

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