Cox Foundation Pledges $500,000 to National Center for Civil and Human Rights

September 28,2011

Cox Enterprises has announced that the James M. Cox Foundation is pledging a $500,000 gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

 The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, scheduled to break ground in late 2011 and open in 2013, will feature permanent collections, timely exhibitions and interactive education opportunities to engage visitors in the historical and current struggle to secure and express human rights. The Center will be located in Atlanta’s Pemberton Place adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The New World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

The pledge joins a previous $1 million contribution by the James M. Cox Foundation to secure the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and a $750,000 gift by Anne Cox Chambers to secure the sketches of U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, which will be displayed at the center.

Cox Enterprises CEO Jim Kennedy said the media company's founder, James M. Cox, strongly believed in equality, and fair and respectful treatment of all people.