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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-264-0286
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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Unknown, uncelebrated yet VITAL citizens to the movement

This memorial is visually stunning and emotionally jarring. It is simple, elegant and noteworthy in its command of the corner it occupies. The listed individuals elude popular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This memorial is visually stunning and emotionally jarring. It is simple, elegant and noteworthy in its command of the corner it occupies. The listed individuals elude popular historical reference yet shed light on just how many people it took to get the world to acknowledge the ills of the United States' segregated south. It is a quick visit, relatively speaking,... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Around the corner from the Dexter Ave. Church and a block away from the Alabama State Capitol is this breathtaking stone memorial to 40 people who lost their lives during the Civil Rights Movement. It's open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. A wall with an excerpt from Dr. King's "I Have A Dream..." speech is engraved on... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So beautiful and it was free. The memorial was done well and my family enjoyed. Being able to show my children how far we have come for civil rights didn't regristed till coming here and seeing this memorial.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This should have been constructed and presented on a much more imposing basis. After all, these events were extremely important as we're those who paid with their lives. Yes, it is pretty but it is so modest and self effacing that it does not do justice to momentous events

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The memorial is well thought out and beautiful. Place your hand in the water, remember that people are always changing, and hope it's for the better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Definitely worth seeing! Maya Lin did a great job designing this memorial; it's beautiful. It's just outside of the museum and really easy to get to. Free to see and it is family friendly.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Learn more about the Memorial inside the Civil Rights Memorial Center. Many stories of individuals that are apart of the monument are told.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We liked the movie, which provided a good overview of the Civil Rights Movement. The memorial is thought provoking.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the memorial bronze circle with the names of civil rights' individuals. Outside the actual memorial centre (not reviewed here) and you can just walk up to it and view, take photos etc. Not sure why you would need a review unless people are linking it with the actual memorial centre (which is also listed separately).

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although we had visited the Rosa Park and MLK museums, this was a brief visit.... but it was worth our time

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