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At the northern end of Centennial Olympic Park, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights hopes to start loading in the first exhibitions next month, aiming for a May opening. In an interview with Creative Loafing, center CEO Doug Shipman provides glimpses of what the 42,000-square-foot building will house, beyond MLK's personal papers. Get this: One exhibit will urge visitors to put on headphones at a lunch counter and endure the same verbal lashings as sit-in protestors, while a pulse monitor measures stress levels. For more NCCHR news and renderings, head right here. [CL]