One is called “Road to Freedom,” and it features photographs spanning the 12 years between Rosa Park’s famous bus ride to the assassination of Martin Luther King, including 1961’s Freedom Rides and the Selma march of 1965.
“The exhibition contains some pictures that really are sort of laden with tension, and frankly, with violence, too,” the exhibit’s curator, Julian Cox, tells the Associated Press. “You see people going about their business in a segregated world. As our visitors move through the exhibition, they move between different emotions when looking at these photographs and will be struck by the power and directness of some of these images.”
The other exhibit is called “After 1968” and features other art forms, from paintings to video and light works, which tackle the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Both exhibits feature an emphasis on Atlanta’s relationship with the movement. Museum organizers say that the city’s role as the birthplace of the era has often gone undervalued.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $11 for children.
The exhibits run through October 5.