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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Northport, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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