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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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Good film and educational exhibits! Great architectural design in front of building by Maya Lin. Close to many historical sites and within walking distance. Safe area to explore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good film and educational exhibits! Great architectural design in front of building by Maya Lin. Close to many historical sites and within walking distance. Safe area to explore on foot.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Simple, elegant, and powerful. Not to be missed. The flowing waters and the moving inscriptions create a unique and memorable impact.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This memorial gives each person a one-on-one experience which follows the life of a person involved in the Civil Rights movement. The last room made the experience truly personal.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The same sculptress that designed the VIET NAM MEMORIAL created the 'flowing water' that is so moving here. Interactive exhibits inside follow the course of those who sought justice in AL for so long. From the famous bus ride of Rosa Parks to the I HAVE A DREAM speech of MLK, the names of 40 people who sought to make... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have been donors to the Southern Poverty Law Center for years. On a trip south, we stopped by to see what we had only read about. The memorial in front of the building was designed by Maya Lin who also designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. Its black marble with inscriptions is somewhat reminiscent of it. Inside is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We missed the 50th anniversary march to Selma by a week, but still wanted to visit the area. This should be a mandatory visit for every man, woman and child. This museum was designed by the same woman that did the VietNam vet wall in D.C. She is truly remarkable. Although it is a small museum, you will be amazed... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Museum is one location if you ever visit Montgomery, you should include in your "must see" list of places. There is so much history, and you can sign the wall and you and others can see your name as a part of history. I have visited several times, and am inspired more each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We found this to be most informative...please bring your family. We learned many things that we did not realize happened during the Civil Rights Movement.

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danbenjoseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Definitely a must visit. The memorial itself is moving and the center is dedicated to worldwide tolerance. Do not miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Before I came here, I was NOT aware of the 40 or more People that died during this era 1954-1968. Most were unsolved. Would advise to watch the film about these warriors as well as to read about them on the front wall. There is a fountain outside dedicated to these fine individuals with their names

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