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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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A piece of important history of the United States.

s a very small but well organized and managed. It's definitely worth seeing to appreciate a piece of important history of the United States.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

s a very small but well organized and managed. It's definitely worth seeing to appreciate a piece of important history of the United States.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a very good place to visit if you want a reminder of why we have to be sensitive to a lot of the issues that are troubling our country today. While I believe that things are much better than they were when most of the struggles in Montgomery were happening, there is still work to be done. You... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We parked in front of the Archive building and Capital building. We walked around and visited the memorial center but did not go in as we had time constraints. I thought it was beautiful and solemn. The memorial disc pool needs to have its engraved lettering touched up as the color is fading. The history of this area is rich... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A must visit. The Civil Rights Memorial Center is very well done, and a great depiction of all events in the Movement. Its surprising how history is now repeating itself, and the things that our ancestors faced (police brutality) are now manifesting themselves again today.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a memorial to the people who were murdered working to achieve civil rights in Montgomery. The memorial by Maya Lin is very moving and the center is very informative.

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austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Tour guides can make or break a museum. Our guide, Dominic, truly made this small memorial a place to learn and reflect on the sacrifices so many made to make our society more just for all. Take time to sit and absorb.

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Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very informative - with photos and videos it is a testament to the courage showed by these early civil right leaders - who were willing to do whatever it took - even put themselves in a position where they were subjected to physical beatings and public humiliation. Proof positive that demonstrating in a non-violent manner works! Our entire nation is... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Disturbing from the start. Beautiful city street, sparse traffic, but three guards wearing flak jackets patrolling. The March definitely goes on. Lots to read inside and a video to watch. Putting our names on the digital wall with an oath of activism was deeply meaningful. The fountain and names carved in it, the words of MLK carved in the wall--all... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What a lovely memorial and museum. Because the A/V wasn't working, there was no admission fee. What we were able to experience was so powerful and definitely a worthwhile trip.

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Cleveland, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The price of admission is only a couple of dollars. Great info and very powerful movie. Wish it had a little more to it, but still worthwhile to see.

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