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National Center for Civil and Human Rights Gets $2M Gift

January 10,2014

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights had reasons to celebrate over the holidays — it had received a $2 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

That gift means the Center has raised $80 million — all the money needed for construction, for the recently added $1 million water feature and a $5 million endowment that will support ongoing operations.

The Center will open May 22.

It also means that the Center has received 50 percent public and 50 percent private support. The city of Atlanta contributed $40 million toward the construction of the Center through funds ...