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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 60 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown...
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Type: History museums, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the 17-minute video. Maya Lin's lovely, understated memorial is a quiet tribute to 40 people killed in the civil rights struggle 1954-68. The brilliant interactive feature at the end lets visitors pledge themselves to upholding justice and equality, and then see their name light up a giant screen. The Southern Poverty Law Center--keep fighting the good fight.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

When one visits here you feel a sense of overall calm and serenity. It is a magical place with so many memories. truly an inspirational place.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Reading history in books, does nothing for this. Walking through the center, touching the pictures and reading the events, was one thing, but when I sat down for the documentary, I literally left sobbing. How could you not? God bless.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I learned a lot by taking a tour of this location. The tour begins with you walking by various plagues and monuments and listening by audio to the description of the person and their involvement in the civil rights movement. You also watch a video. I think I completed the tour in about 2 hours.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had remembered to bring our SPLC membership card, so we got in free. We learned a lot. The written material made connections between various struggles for human rights. We cried when we wrote our names on the wall, pledging to work for justice. Putting our fingers in the water of the fountain outside, thinking about all the people who... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

At the Center you will see the history of awful things that have been done against those working for civil rights, both black and white. All school children should tour this facility, especially after seeing the movie, Selma.

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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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