Panel: Atlanta civil rights museum should locate on Coke land, have global focus

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Atlanta's proposed civil rights museum should showcase battles for equality across the globe and be built adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park on land donated by The Coca-Cola Co., according to an advisory panel convened by Mayor Shirley Franklin.

A museum that embraces all human rights issues, not merely the historic efforts of black leaders in Atlanta and the South, is something no other city has attempted, said Central Atlanta Progress president A.J. Robinson, who led the panel.

"We debated a lot about trying to do too much," Robinson said. "But we may be missing an opportunity if we just focus narrowly on Atlanta in the '50s and '60s."

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