Ty Cooper and Aiden Bishop are in the featured photo.
A group shot of some of the youth who went to the museum.
Ayla Franklin and Jordyn Strickland.

By Sam Coates
Associate Pastor
Pelham Road Baptist Church, Greenville

At Pelham Road Baptist Church we often teach with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.

These times call for us to educate ourselves about history and the lives and struggles of others, especially when we teach “Love Thy Neighbor.”

This summer, Pelham Road took our youth group to the Civil Rights museum in Atlanta for them to read about, see historical footage, and literally lay hands on a countertop simulating the insults hurled at black protesters.

The beauty for me was watching our young people experiencing this together, side by side, as best friends. They took their time to really feel the weight of that time period and to learn how the struggle for Civil Rights continues today on so many fronts.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allan Jr. Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum and cultural institution that connects the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to human rights challenges today.

You can take a virtual tour of the museum on its website.