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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
334-264-0286
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The memorial monument is located outside of the Civil Rights Memorial Center; there is no admission fee. It is a unique site to visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There are important civil rights movement occurrences etched into the memorial and water flows over it. Something about the sound of the water calms you as you run your fingers across it.

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Bronx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

.... But well worth a visit. This should not be viewed as a museum but as a Memorial, as the name implies. It tells the story of both the well known and lesser know heroes and martyrs for true freedom in the United States. A somber and sobering experience and a must to understanding the complex history of our country.

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Orange Beach, AL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We took our 13-year-old grandson to Montgomery to learn more about the struggles and sacrifices of the civil rights movement. Don't miss this center when you're in Montgomery!

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Columbus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Visiting Montgomery for a wedding shower and an opportunity to see my parents, etc., we were too close to the Civil Rights monument not to visit, which I had done 15 or so years ago. Unlike before, there was a lone guard, who, upon our approach, stepped away so we could run our fingertips along the markings indicating the milestones... More

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Baker, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This activity was very interesting. There is always something new to learn about the civil rights movement. No matter how old you are some information will seem to be unheard of before.

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

It's a small place, but beautifully designed, a great tribute to those, both black and white, who lost their lives in the fight for racial equality, and a reminder that the fight is far from over.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A small museum dedicated to those who worked for civil rights, many of whom lost their lives. Worth a visit if you have the time and are really interested in civil rights. It doesn't take long to go around, but it will leave you feeling very sad. Don't do this one before or after the Rosa Parks if you can... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Maybe I was expecting too much, but this place distorts history to further what appears to be the adjacent Southern Poverty Law Center agenda of racial discontent. So much good could be done here, but instead it seems designed to further racial tensions or introduce them to young visitors. Very disappointing.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The movie is outstanding, the "name wall"involves the audience, the outdoor water sculpture is truly amazing. The entire experience leaves a lasting impression regarding the civil rights movement.

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