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Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
334.956.8200
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Ranked #4 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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Houston
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives because of the color of their skin; it really makes you want to add your name to the exceptional wall of tolerance.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The nominal fee of $2 that one pays for visiting this museum is money well spent. It is dedicated to those whose lives have been taken due to racism. It has the photos and a short history of those who have died during the Civil Rights era. Emmet Till, Medgar Evers, the 4 young girls who were killed in the... More

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jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

In comparison to other museums and history centres, it's a small centre with a moving wall of people who died but I felt the centre lacked more infomation needed and had a feeling of minimalist desgin to it, a strange design for a informative centre

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Saugus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

the civil rights center is an important part of history during the time period. It was very soul searching to go back in time and be able to view it.

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

on Washington st. behind dr king's church, this memorial has the physical display of waters flowing over the carved names and dates of the civil rights movement. also, the film in the theater and the computerized wall of tolerance where you can add your name. I did.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Like others, I was surprised how small he Civil Rights Memorial Center was, but it's well worth the $2 admission and the 30 minutes that it takes out of your day. This center is not as much of a civil rights museum, as it is a memorial to the men, women and children who lost their lives during the civil... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was surprised at how small the C.R.M.C. is on the inside, only three or four rooms of information, very specific. NOT FOR SMALL CHILDREN. Some information is a bit graphic. Good for teens. Definitely worth the $2 admission!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You will learn more about the civil rights movement here than you would ever get in a textbook at school. This is a beautiful museum with so much to see and read. It was a great lesson for our teenagers to understand what kind of bravery and courage the individuals displayed. It was also eye-opening for them to see how... More

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Orlando, FL
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Humble, moving, inspired, hopeful. These are some of the words to describe my experiences at the Civil Rights Memorial Center. From the simple exquisite design of the exterior memorial and the interior education center to the charming staff to the thoughtful and tender care given to the individual stories in the memorial this is going down as one of my... More

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Skotterud, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We had only a brief period of time while driving through Montgomery and decided to stop here with our children ages 10 and 11. It was a nice follow up to yesterday's MLK memorial in Atlanta. The stories and photos of individuals who died during the Civil Rights movement was moving, and it was made applicable to others (Muslims, homosexuals)... More

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