This display is specifically targets school children, to educate them about the progress in human rights, encourage them to take human rights personally, and inspire them to become a positive part of history moving forward.
Visitors touch the screen to start the experience. The film plays, containing short narratives covering human rights in the 20s, 40s, and 60s. At the end of the video, the text “Reach out to this moment in history” appears. Once visitors touch the hand of the character, the story concludes and asks, “What history will you make?”.
Members of the Georgia legislature, media and the public, as well as notable officials and guests, gathered Jan. 17, 2020 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 35th annual state commemoration.
The event culminated with the unveiling of an interactive Civil Rights display. Located in the Capitol Museum, the display consists of three 65-inch screens which showcase Georgia’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, women’s suffrage, and more causes spanning from 1920-70.