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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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ft myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

we were in and out in about 15 minutes, but I'm glad we went. it's important to realize that people are still out there looking to curtail our freedoms as Americans!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We had already seen the history museum and the Civil Rights Walking Tour and so we didn't think this place could tell us anything new. How wrong we were! It's a small centre but a very touching tribute for all those who died during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and each of their stories is told. The computers... More

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