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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
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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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HONOLULU
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a nice place to visit and learn about the memorial, why and how it came to be. Parking was metered on the street. We didn't take that long to go through the center.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Each turn you make tells a different story and each story is part of our lives. Another must for a Civil Rights journey.

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charlotte, nc
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178 reviews 178 reviews
42 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just stopped in Montgomery for the third time while traveling, and I am just as awe struck seeing this memorial again as I was when I first saw it in 1993. This is a powerful and moving display, which visually portrays the ultimate sacrifices of the 40+ men, women, and children (as in the case of the three high school/college... More

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Houston, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Maya LIn's civil rights memorial is educational, beautiful, and powerfully moving. The memorial itself is amazing. The accompanying mini museum that further expands on its message is profoundly moving as well as informative. The visit will only take about an hour, and it is a must see. The memorial was commissioned and maintained by the adjoining Southern Poverty Law Center,... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Built to honor the martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement, this museum informs the visitor about 40 of the lessor-known people that died in the struggle - black & white; young & old; male & female; southerners as well as northerners - and it reminds us that the Civil Rights Movement has never ended and must continue. Outside is an... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is great if you want to read about all the history and culture of Montgomery al. Very informative setups with pictures and artifacts.

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Carson City, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The story of the victims asserting their rights or just their right to live were honored in this center. The tolerance wall and the monument of water outside the building enabled visitors to feel a part of the movement.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

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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66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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