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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Address: 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 328 9696
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of...
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.
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Great place to give perspective to those who missed the Civil Rights Era.

What a well put-together museum! Easy to get to, not crowded, really a hidden gem. So glad we stopped. The visit and displays led to some great conversations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a well put-together museum! Easy to get to, not crowded, really a hidden gem. So glad we stopped. The visit and displays led to some great conversations.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Bhm Civil Rights Institute three times in the last few years and each time its impact is profound. Anyone that is 60 years old or younger really has no idea what those days were like, but should. This is a valuable way to find out with many firsthand accounts shared throughout the exhibit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A trip to the Civil Rights Institute is a must see when traveling in and around Birmingham, Alabama. The history of the Civil Rights movement is on display and there are very moving displays depicting the era. Not only are there still depictions, but the documentary type displays and the traveling exhibits are top notch as well.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Just go. Very nicely done museum! The displays were incredible. Do not miss this museum! Allow at least two hours for your visit!!

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

displays and information is well done and well presented but we felt rushed through with insufficient time to read, watch or listen to all the provided information. At nearly every display there was a person talking to you about a particular aspect, an audio going with different information and you could hear the audio/speakers ahead and behind you. The3 of... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love history, so had to explore to see what my people endure in that time. it was an emotional roller coaster

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Exhibits are well done. Thank you, very touching and informative. Powerful! Staff very welcoming, a must see when visiting Birmingham Alabama.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a great place to be for Historically facts. I enjoyed the history and views of them. The staff was great and just learning about things that happened so many years ago. This place also should be a great place for family trips and school field trips. Everything here is important than and still is today

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of the best museums I've ever been to! I'm not one who usually enjoys museums because I find the signs have too much written on them so it's hard to read and learn. The Institute defies all of these! It is beautifully designed and really easy to follow the chronological events of the Civil Rights movement. I like that... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Awesome museum. I loved how it showed the Alabama history side by side with the national history. I would highly recommend

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Additional Information about Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Address: Address: 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 328 9696
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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