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Civil Rights Memorial Center

Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334.956.8200
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had a wonderful time and love the customer service.. Mr Donovan was a excellent knowledgeable wonderful young man !! We need more of him !! And love the overall place!!! It takes you back and make you think of the sacrifice . of the one's before us !! My hats off to them!! Thank you !!

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have beena supporter of the SPLC for several years and had the opportunity to visit the Civil Rights Memorial Center on Dec 29 with my wife & two adult daughters. We appreciated the exhibits & the Wall of Tolerance. One of the staff members gave my older daughter, a teacher, posters for her class and offered info' about other... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You can see in this Center the pain and anguish that people went through. You can not help but have your heart strings pulled on.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a wonderful day visiting the Civil Rights Sites in Alabama's capitol. They were each unique and worth visiting but this site was the best. It thoroughly chronicles the entire era and the tragedies and triumphs. It names names. That means that those who died because they were involved, or just for being black, are honored. The film orients... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a nice place to visit and learn about the memorial, why and how it came to be. Parking was metered on the street. We didn't take that long to go through the center.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Each turn you make tells a different story and each story is part of our lives. Another must for a Civil Rights journey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just stopped in Montgomery for the third time while traveling, and I am just as awe struck seeing this memorial again as I was when I first saw it in 1993. This is a powerful and moving display, which visually portrays the ultimate sacrifices of the 40+ men, women, and children (as in the case of the three high school/college... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Maya LIn's civil rights memorial is educational, beautiful, and powerfully moving. The memorial itself is amazing. The accompanying mini museum that further expands on its message is profoundly moving as well as informative. The visit will only take about an hour, and it is a must see. The memorial was commissioned and maintained by the adjoining Southern Poverty Law Center,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Built to honor the martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement, this museum informs the visitor about 40 of the lessor-known people that died in the struggle - black & white; young & old; male & female; southerners as well as northerners - and it reminds us that the Civil Rights Movement has never ended and must continue. Outside is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is great if you want to read about all the history and culture of Montgomery al. Very informative setups with pictures and artifacts.

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