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Civil Rights Memorial

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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-264-0286
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Description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954...
The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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A must see in AL

possible the best museum I've ever visited, you will be overwhelmed with emotion after reading some of the tragic stories available throughout this location

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

possible the best museum I've ever visited, you will be overwhelmed with emotion after reading some of the tragic stories available throughout this location

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Newark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stand and think. Think about what has changed and what has not. An exceptional memorial. This helps you to understand what happened and what we can do to prevent the same happening again.

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So glad we went. Don't pass through Montgomery without stopping here. Read all the lines on the fountain walls.

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Exciting. One of the few sites found organized in Alabama. If you go to Montgomery it is a must. Too bad there are no directions to get there, but being in the center you can reach easily enough.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Loved reading this out loud and showing my son the struggles in America. A lot of brave souls faced brutal oppressors. MLK waterfall gave me chills. The lettering needs maintenance and is hard to read due to fading.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had done the 50-mile Selma to Montgomery route (in a car!), and ended up here. Unfortunately, it was closed when we arrived, but we walked around the outside. There is a beautiful fountain that depicts important milestones in the Civil Rights Movement. This memorial is about a block away from the Capitol Building and is in a beautiful area.... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A moving tribute to the men and women murdered in the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This memorial commemorates the Civil Rights Achievements. The water flows steady on the memorial and the wall. One could only imagine the sacrifice to achieve the decimation of segregation.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

History, history, history! If you want to "feel" what civil rights is all about, then a visit to the Civil Rights Meuseum is essential. It is a very emotional museum with facts!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped by briefly on a road trip, so we didn't have time to go in the museum portion, but we were impressed by this memorial nonetheless. The water table with all the significant dates from the civil rights movement was very nice, as was the wall with the quote. Simple and worth the visit.

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