This article is very educational about how Coca Cola could benefit greatly from their 8 million dollar "gift. It would be naïve not to question Coca Colas altruistic motives after realizing that the nations premier Civil Rights museum will be located in such close proximity to the Coca Cola companies own museum. The long-term pr and advertising benefits alone would be well beyond the 8 million dollar gift of land. The above comments sound like arguments directly from the Coca Cola pr machine, which has been in full force ever since this gift was announced. I think building the civil rights museum closer to the King center (as the King family has argued) would do much more to further the legacy of the Civil Rights movement rather than building on Cokes land next to the Coke museum which I think would do more to benefit the reputation of Coca Cola. One must ask which is the true goal of this project?
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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