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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 328 9696
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle... more » Owner description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s. « less
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Florissant, MO
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145 reviews 145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Plan a couple of hours to see all that this museum has to offer. This is a part of history that many Americans do not even realize happened. The displays are well done and many are interactive. Talking with the employees was also a treat -- they are very proud to work there!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A great stop in Birmingham to see what life was like during the Civil Rights Movement. We had our three young ones with us, but we could have spent a couple of hours here and at the park across the street.

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Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum was incredibly well laid out in how it flowed. It was incredibly well balanced. I did not know if it was going to be so heavy that I was going to just be traumatized (which would have not been inappropriate given the dark moments of the struggle), but it was so well balanced, so as to give a... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After being at the one in Memphis this had other thing to see well worth spending time and money.staff really helpful and videos worth watching

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great opportunity to walk through history with your children. Should be considered by all people not just people of color

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

loved everything about it.a must see for ALL people.shows you just how far Birmingham and the south have come

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Florida Keys, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Once you get past the unfriendly lady at the ticket booth the rest of the experience is amazing. You go through a variety of feelings walking through this somewhat interactive tour. Give yourself at LEAST an hour to go through the exhibits. It is a must see tour for anyone not only in Birmingham, but in Alabama and the rest... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is an excellent museum that everyone should take the time to visit. The combination of displays and audio-visual items were very informative, emotional, and inspiring.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been here several times and this is one of Birmingham's best attractions. It is very informative and great for field trips and families! Highly recommend!

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found this Museum to be very informative and very sobering. Great experience for the whole family! Truly an examination of our lives.

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