Fifty years ago, Hyatt opened their doors to leaders of the civil rights movement.
As the story goes, while looking for a place to hold an integrated convention in the cityof Atlanta, they faced one shut door after the other.
And after being turned away by yet another establishment, the group quickly looked across the street to a construction site that would later become the Hyatt Regency.
The civil rights leaders said, “Let this be our hotel of hope.”
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that special moment with a renewed call for understanding.
This film, in collaboration with spoken word artist/singer/songwriter Tank, was a true labor of love by the entire Hyatt team.
There’s also an accompanying interview with The Atlantic. Very interesting words from Tank and Xernona Clayton, a leading civil rights activist.