Following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, national protests and persistent social unrest, the National Civil Rights Museum, among other efforts, sought to create and develop world-class programming based on the education of the historical root causes of civil rights issues in America to create positive present-day change. The NCRM’s power of place uniquely positions it as a site of conscience, reverent resource, and comprehensive storehouse of stories about Black experiences directly impacted by racial discrimination, implicit bias, and microaggressions. Its interpretative experience educates and instills a deep understanding of “how we got here” and how racism continues to be a systemic problem.
NCRM needs to develop mission/vision for the CEC – clients are looking for mission-aligned programming.
The Corporate Equity Center provides programs to learn, discuss, and reflect on how inequities filter into decisions that are barriers to Black advancement in corporations and other workplace settings.
With real-life examples of inequities and barriers, the National Civil Rights Museum is the most qualified place to house the CEC programs. The interpretative experience instills a deep understanding of “how we got here” and how racism continues to be a systemic problem.