Hey Y’all! I can’t believe we only have one more day here in ATL! Thursday morning we went to The Center for Civil and Human Rights. At the center we walked around and looked at various rooms displaying different issues in our world. First we looked at a room all about Martin Luther King Jr. where they had letters and documents from him on display. They also had a replicated wall of what they thought his book shelves may have looked like and the books they think he may have had.
Next we went to the floor for Civil Rights. Here they have a simulator that shows what it would have felt like to participate in a sit-in. There was also a room showing the struggles of the Freedom Riders and the path that they traveled and their many arrests. Next there was a very large displayed video of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech and it also showed everyone who went out to support and come together. There were more rooms showing the struggle for civil rights.
On the next floor there were a few rooms showing the problems and struggles for people around the world. Some of the issues were women’s rights, sex slavery, and the plight of people living under oppressive dictatorships today. There are life size videos of people around the world sharing their stories of everyday struggles that they go through. This center was an amazing and very eye-opening experience for our team.
Then Thursday night we had our last kids camp at our locations and churches. All three programs went very well and we even saw kids accept Jesus into their hearts! Overall it was a fantastic week with the kids and we built some incredible relationships with the kids and their parents.