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Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
334.956.8200
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Ranked #3 of 37 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 Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational... more » 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. « less
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Northport, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This center helps you understand the bravery and heart it took for an oppressed people to stand up for the rights due them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have wanted to visit this memorial since it was first built. I had to be in Montgomery for family matters and felt like I had achieved an event on my bucket list by visiting it. As it turns out, it is located around the corner from where my grandmother lived at one point in her life, so it was... More

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ft myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A small museum but the Mia LIn Memorial out front is beautifully done... there is a good film... worth a visit

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love the memorial on the outside of the building, is a very creative, touching and honoring memorial to those who fought during the civil rights movement. I was expecting to see a bit more on the inside, but overall it was worth to stop by.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Center is not too large, but the material within packs a punch. It memorializes those who took part in and some who died during the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibits and video are powerful. Make sure to sign the wall of tolerance!

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Portland, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The memorial is stunning and so appropriate. The water flows down the wall and over the edge of the off center cone. You are drawn to touch it and let the water flow over your hand. Go inside and see the simple but informative exhibits. Sign the Wall of Tolerance. Very cool.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I did several museum stops between Montgomery and Birmingham and I thought this museum was very well done. I love the interactive tools and the detailed display of civil rights history. Forget what you think you know and ALLOW yourself to updated with historical facts and information that YOU DID NOT know. Take your age appropriate children and teach them... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

What a wonderful experience this was! Such a lesson in history and definitely very moving, to say the least!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were in Montgomery on our recent vacation and visited the Memorial Centre. As Brits we could never understand what the African American community went through in the 60's. We learned a lot and were very moved by the Centre and actual Memorial.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is one of the public faces of the Southern Poverty Law Center and avows all of the values of the SPLC. The Civil Rights Memorial, designed by the same artist who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, displays the names of those who died in the modern Civil Rights Movement. Inside the center,... More

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