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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You will see this memorial fountain right outside the Civil Rights Movement Memorial. The fountain is engraved with the names of the 40 men, women and children who were killed during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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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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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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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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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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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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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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