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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Address: 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of...

This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.

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Very Educational

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is very educational. It is a must see for all history buff. If you plan ahead you can get personal guided tours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is very educational. It is a must see for all history buff. If you plan ahead you can get personal guided tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't sure how I'd react, whether I'd like it or not but it's SO well presented. It captures history that we cannot afford to forget. It is American history and while some of it is ugly there are many beautiful moments too. Well worth your time. You'll be glad you went.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of those memorable museums, like the Holocaust Museum in DC. Moving, unexpectedly, for everyone who has ever visited. Gave it 4 stars because it is expensive. So wish it were cheaper. But a must see in Bham.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is a must-see for anyone who cares about social justice and the history of the African American experience in America. It is profoundly moving and affecting. Young people who know little of the struggle will get an immersive experience they will not forget. This place is a national treasure and deserves to be seen by everyone in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great!the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Cost was affordable. Great exhibits. Would recommend to anyone visiting the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibits flow very nicely and give an in depth view of the times. Everyone in Birmingham is very proud of their history and part in the civil rights movement while acknowledging the darkness but rejoicing in the light.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to a black civil rights museum... very informative and emotional... more informative than anything... i say its very worth the trip... gift shop could offer better things though.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out museum,with interesting exhibits and helpful staff. Spent 2 hours,and learned many new facts about the civil rights movement.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a baby boomer, I grew up during the 1960's but was too young to understand all that was occurring. Indeed, I lived in the Birmingham area in the early sixties but was sheltered from the news and the atrocities that were occurring. My wife and I learned SO much in our two and one-half hours there. Indeed, if there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was amazing. The exhibits were interesting and interactive and extremely powerful. The attendants working were very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend anyone in the area visit the institute. I loved it.

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