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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
334-264-0286
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Ranked #8 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Shawnee, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Got there too late to get inside, but the outside displays were informative and easy to follow. Brought back memories of events I saw on TV or read in newspaper, and the facts that for me living in Southern Arizona were strange and not understandable at the time. Well, not understandable now actually, but I know they happened. So, even... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The video is moving, and the screens they have to "look around" Montgomery are very cool. These are stories that everyone should here. This is an important place.

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Hampton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stopped here on a return trip from Louisiana. This doesn't tell the entire story of the struggle for Civil Rights, but if you only have a couple of hours in Montgomery take it in. The theme "The March Continues" was emphasized by the armed guards outside and across the street from the memorial. Apparently, just the idea of the place... More

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Orlando, Florida
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154 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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, Alabama
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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