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Address: Birmingham, AL
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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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Literal walk through history around the city

The civil rights district is well signposted around the city with helpful directions, interesting stories and information and statues to mark those involved over a sprawl of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan T
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The civil rights district is well signposted around the city with helpful directions, interesting stories and information and statues to mark those involved over a sprawl of roughly two miles. Well worth spending an hour or so wandering around the signs and learning about the various marches and campaigns that took place in that spot. Be careful that the area... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

After touring the 16th Street Baptist Church we walked around freedom park and the civil rights district. Lots of walking and reading but well worth it. Highly recommended.

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Thank Rose H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The rain didn't stop us from taking this walk... My daughter loved every moment!!! And she has a new found appreciation for the education she is allowed to have now

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Thank Angel E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

It's heartbreaking, but necessary. Knowing how horrible things were is important so we can make sure these things never happen again. The beauty of technology is that people can't just lie about stuff the way they did then. This all happened before I was alive. Hopefully all future generations can understand the history so it won't ever happen again. We... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Everyone should make a stop in this area of Birmingham and take some time in the Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Don't make too many stops taking pictures from the street, we had a security officer come and tell us we had to move. It was raining and we didn't want to get wet but still wanted photos for ourselves of the locations. He had to have seen the camera but we were still told to move. I understand security but.....

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Illinois City, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

A place you should visit! There is so much history here! We were there on a Wednesday afternoon, it was not crowded and allowed us time to really read and learn. The two things that really touched me the most (1) The Greyhound Bus The Freedom Riders were on, and (2) finally getting s n understanding of call & response.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Civil Rights Museum, park and church are easily accessible, lots of street parking. We've visited and taken friends to the museum several times. It is well done and a must see to begin to understand Birmingham's unique culture.

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Thank Kentandjo
Scottsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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 via mobile

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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