It’s more than a gorgeous addition to downtown or a celebration of our city’s legacy. The $65 million facility serves as both a primer on the modern civil rights era (the immersive exhibits on lunch counter sit-ins and the 1963 March on Washington are particularly impressive) and a challenging reminder of global human rights abuses that persist today. You’ll leave inspired to do your part to change the world. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, civilandhumanrights.org
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.