New Museum In Atlanta Combines The Efforts Of Civil And Human Rights

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Updated: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:33:16 EST

Larry Platt is an Army Veteran. Platt also dedicated much of his life to fighting for Civil Rights.

"Klu Klux Klan shot me in my right eye," Platt says.

"We went to the jail house for Human Rights. Human Rights and Civil Rights," says Platt. He's one of many, who came to downtown Atlanta for the unveiling of the city's newest museum.

Monday was the grand opening of the Center For Civil and Human rights. It's the very first Civil Rights museum in Atlanta, Georgia where a lot of the Civil Rights movement took place.

"We wanted to use the foundation and Atlanta's Civil Rights movement and really bridge it to today's global human rights movements," says Judith Service, the Center's Marketing Vice President. 

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