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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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Attention all history buffs: skip the many generic city tours that skim over the city’s past and instead take a deep dive into Civil Rights history on a tour of the movement’s most relevant landmarks. By joining a focused small-group tour you can learn about the integral role Birmingham played in the Civil Rights Movement and get individual attention from your guide.
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waldentenn wrote a review Oct 2020
Signal Mountain, Tennessee702 contributions250 helpful votes
This municipal museum is well designed and focuses on the Birmingham story during the Civil Rights era. We particularly enjoyed the generous use of photos and film clips. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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maerickson wrote a review Oct 2020
Middleton, Wisconsin11 contributions7 helpful votes
You should not have to leave your purse in a locker. This doesn’t happen anywhere in the world. I asked them why and they said something about small items well if I wanted a small item I could stick it in my pants. So I paid my $15 gave the donation and didn’t go I came from California and hope to see this institute while here for a wedding. Ironically I feel my civil rights were violated
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TwinMom1995 wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri552 contributions207 helpful votes
This museum is a must see if you are in Birmingham. The journey of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60’s is chronicled in this museum. The personal stories and historical timeline reflected in the exhibits show the racial disparity and injustice of the times. Be sure to start with the movie. The museum is well done.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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_lmglevin wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, Colorado47 contributions9 helpful votes
The museum utilizes many different mediums to chronicle the American Civil Rights Movement. There are personal stories, historical timelines and exhibits about racial disparity and injustice. It is a very well done museum that illustrates our national shame of racism and people who have risked everything for freedom and justice.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TBSMKS wrote a review Feb 2020
Northbrook, Illinois3,126 contributions254 helpful votes
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It’s hard to believe that all this happened in my lifetime. The museum lays out our terrible history thru photos, movies and posters. It’s a wonderful display of our past. You probably need 1 1/2 - 2 hours to get thru the museum.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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