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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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If you like history, this is a good place to visit. Excellent oportunity to reflect on the sacrefices of many.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you like history, this is a good place to visit. Excellent oportunity to reflect on the sacrefices of many.

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Midland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I can not describe the information housed in this museum or the emotions that surfaced as a result of walking through the museum. This museum certainly takes you to a place you don't want to go; the past. The education you receive while visiting this center is remarkable although hard to believe that humans can treat other humans in that... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my trip here. It was only $2 to enter and was a small, but interesting exhibit. The best part is the memorial outside and the wall inside. I hope they continue to expand this. Note: you will have to pass through security like at the airport to go inside.

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Madison, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This Memorial is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the struggle to obtain civil rights. It is specifically dedicated to 40 people who died from 1954 to 1968, but, in a larger sense, it is dedicated to all those worldwide who have fought for freedom. It is powerful and moving. Outside the museum is the memorial itself designed... More 

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I'm white and from the North, and old enough to remember very well the era of such horrendous events commemorated here. I was in the navy in the South when Jim Crow ruled the land, and was in California when most of the civil rights activity took place--with its killings and brutality. The home of the Southern Poverty Law Center,... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a must see exhibit. It's done to a high standard. It honours the martyrs of the Civil Rights movement and reminds us that hate still has yet to be remedied in the USA.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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