Spark of Conviction: Global Human Rights Movement Exhibition

The Global Human Rights Movement gallery introduces visitors to human rights issues and advocates. The Spark of Conviction exhibition is curated by Jill Savitt, inaugural human rights exhibition curator and CEO & President of The Center.

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Original Curator: Jill Savitt. Digital Curator: Sam Landis

Photograph of Spark of Conviction: Human Rights Exhibit (2014) by Photographer - Justin ChanThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Spark of Conviction: Global Human Rights Movement

The Global Human Rights Movement gallery introduces visitors to human rights issues and advocates. The Spark of Conviction exhibition is curated by Jill Savitt, inaugural human rights exhibition curator and CEO & President of The Center.

Photograph of Human Rights Gallery (2014) by Photographer - Niki ReynoldsThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

What are Human Rights?

Simply put, freedom and dignity are basic human rights. Philosophers, clergy and even individuals have their own definitions of dignity and freedom. However, in legal and practical terms, these ideals can be measured by a set of international standards called “human rights.”

Photograph of Spark of Conviction: Human Rights Exhibit (2014) by Curator - Jill SavittThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The gallery features interactive technology to encourage a deeper understanding of human rights and their impact on the lives of individuals.

Photograph of Spark of Conviction: Human Rights Exhibit (2014) by Curator - Jill SavittThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Human Rights Champions

Throughout history, brave and visionary people have devoted themselves to fighting for equality, dignity and freedom. This exhibit features portraits of prominent human rights defenders – people who experienced or witnessed injustice and decided to take action. 
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Photograph of Spark of Conviction: Human Rights Exhibit (2014) by Photographer - Dustin ChambersThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Human Rights in Action

Human rights issues and abuses affect us all regardless of who we are, where we come from, or what we believe in. This multi-media interactive display invites visitors to contemplate what unites us while exploring how intolerance toward what divides us can impact lives.

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Our exhibits depict iconic human rights campaigns since the end of World War II and the brave and determined people who took a stand.

Photograph of Spark of Conviction Exhibit (2014) by Photographer - Dustin ChambersThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Global Human Rights Map

At the heart of all these efforts is respect for human rights, a set of globally accepted standards that are the birthright of all people by virtue of their humanity.

Photograph of Move, Free, Act Gallery (2014) by Photographer - Dustin ChambersThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Move, Free, Act Gallery

Echoing King’s words that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Images and sounds of freedom and equality fights across the globe, including disability rights and LGBT issues, are projected here.


The Center’s exhibits tell stories in ways that promote empathy and has already succeeded in expanding Atlanta’s ethical footprint.

Catherine Fox, ArtsATL

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Original Curator: Jill Savitt
Fabricator & Design Firm:  Rockwell Group

Digital Curator: Sam Landis

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