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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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Nice tour.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

you must take the walk in the heat and experience feeling they had to endure. bring your water bottle

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Perhaps the Heritage Trails deserve a separate entry in Trip Advisor. But several of them start within this district so you are likely to encounter them at the same time. I thought I knew US civil rights history and the events in Birmingham pretty well. But seeing images of events that happened on particular spots on the Heritage Trail signs... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The history of Birmingham's essential role in the Civil Rights Movement evokes overwhelming feelings and thoughts in this well-preserved historic site.

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Raymond, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The museum is something every American should see in order to understand this dreadful part of our racist history. It cannot be denied and must be faced and understood and used to fight what is still part of our national scene. The bravery of the black and white people who faced and fought for what they knew was just for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you come to Birmingham, you can't skip the Civil Rights District/Museum. Allow yourself enough time to browse through the eye opening museum.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This area is fascinating. The park across the street from the 16th st church is very well done. Commemorates the struggle of the children and the people of Birmingham and what they had to go to, to obtain their freedom. The brutality inflicted on the children by the police and the dogs they used is disturbing and a hard reminder... More 

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Address: Birmingham, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham

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