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Address: , Birmingham, AL
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is...
The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
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Beautiful downtown Birmingham, follow the path of the critical Civil Rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King. Very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Scottsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful downtown Birmingham, follow the path of the critical Civil Rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King. Very informative.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Toured 16th St Baptist Church and the Park across the street. The church had guides, lots of captioned photos in the basement and then the guide did a talk up in the sanctuary. The beautifully kept park had statues with explanatory boards. We learned a lot.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama, wasn't pretty, but a tremendous amount of history that affected the entire nation occurred here. They have done an excellent job with this area, from the markers for the "walk" to the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Civil Rights Institute, and Kelly Ingram Park.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very historic, and well put together area. It is moving to see all that has happened in this city, and how others have overcome adversity with great sacrifice. Be prepared to be approached by strangers.

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bethesda, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We did this after touring the civil rights museum. The walking tour has a cell phone audio tour and the park has sculptures that brings the history to life. You can't miss this if you are in town.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was an OK museum its not much to see besides a lot of reading and pictures. The cost is way to high for what you see inside. Memphis, TN by far is the best with more actual things to see other than a bunch of pics.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family and I learned a lot that we were not familiar with. The local perspective was interesting to learn. It would not have been easy to live during that period.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We grew up in the late 50's and 60's. It's still hard to believe events like this existed in the USA. It was a great lesson in history walking through the park.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Civil Rights District was a very informative and enlightening. Walking through Kelly Ingram Park you got a sense of the struggle and the impact that the Non-Violent movement created. We were fortunate enough to run in to one of the first people to be arrested during the movement to end the cities segregated lunch counters. His name is Raymond... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Everyone should pay a visit to this emotionalky charged and very informative area. It depicts a TRUE picture of how evil the times were then. We've come a long way but there is still a long way to go. Never again, is my prayer

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