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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
334-264-0286
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Ranked #9 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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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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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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