Through the years, Georgia-Pacific has been involved in numerous civic endeavors to preserve the civil rights heritage of the South. From taking a lead role in galvanizing financial support for renovating the historic Ebenezer Church to supporting the PBS documentary “Slavery by Another Name,” we recognize there is powerful knowledge for the future in understanding the past.
In keeping with our commitment to civic engagement, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation became a community partner of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and has contributed approximately $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations for the project. The support includes Georgia-Pacific building products used in the construction of the state-of-the-art center.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is an engaging cultural attraction first imagined by civil rights leaders Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, and was launched by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. The center is poised to become one of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American civil rights movement and contemporary Human Rights Movements around the globe.
The center’s purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities. A world-class cultural institution set in a dynamic indoor and outdoor space, the center will attract a diverse group of individuals who share the same passion for keeping these important movements at the forefront of the international conversation.
The partnership between Georgia-Pacific and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights demonstrates our commitment to help create and fund programs and initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the community we call home.
Learn more about The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.