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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334.956.8200
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Description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law...
The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged.
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A Moving Memorial to the People who gave their lives in the civil rights struggle.

This is a memorial to the people who were murdered working to achieve civil rights in Montgomery. The memorial by Maya Lin is very moving and the center is very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a memorial to the people who were murdered working to achieve civil rights in Montgomery. The memorial by Maya Lin is very moving and the center is very informative.

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austin, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Tour guides can make or break a museum. Our guide, Dominic, truly made this small memorial a place to learn and reflect on the sacrifices so many made to make our society more just for all. Take time to sit and absorb.

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Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very informative - with photos and videos it is a testament to the courage showed by these early civil right leaders - who were willing to do whatever it took - even put themselves in a position where they were subjected to physical beatings and public humiliation. Proof positive that demonstrating in a non-violent manner works! Our entire nation is... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Disturbing from the start. Beautiful city street, sparse traffic, but three guards wearing flak jackets patrolling. The March definitely goes on. Lots to read inside and a video to watch. Putting our names on the digital wall with an oath of activism was deeply meaningful. The fountain and names carved in it, the words of MLK carved in the wall--all... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What a lovely memorial and museum. Because the A/V wasn't working, there was no admission fee. What we were able to experience was so powerful and definitely a worthwhile trip.

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Cleveland, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The price of admission is only a couple of dollars. Great info and very powerful movie. Wish it had a little more to it, but still worthwhile to see.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The center provides a fitting tribute to the martyrs of the Civil Rights movement. There is a very informative movie and an opportunity to carry on the struggle for the down-trodden by placing your name on the wall of justice. Whomever designed this center was brilliant. I really had a memorable visit. The best $2 you will spend on your... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were not expecting the memorial to be as extensive as it was. It exceeded our expectations by a lot. The abundant information and history is presented in such diverse and interactive formats that my teenagers did not get bored and wanted to see/watch/listen to/read everything. Even my kindergartner understood a lot of what we were reading and seeing. We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Civil Rights Memorial itself honors the achievements and memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement, through the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. It's flowing waters does indeed recall Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s well-known paraphrase of Amos 5:24 - We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are a history buff. This is the best of all of the historic sites to see in Montgomery. A great tribute to all of those that were involved in the civil rights movement in the 60s. Very touching

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Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334.956.8200
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery

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