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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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The Civil Rights Museum

OMG, so much information and pictures of things you learned in school or saw on TV during the Civil... read more

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Debra B
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A Walk Back In Time

This was truly a wonderful day spent learning about Birmingham and it's role in the civil rights... read more

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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...more
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
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Reviewed today

OMG, so much information and pictures of things you learned in school or saw on TV during the Civil Right Era.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was truly a wonderful day spent learning about Birmingham and it's role in the civil rights era. From Fred Shuttlesworth to Rosa parks and all of the church bombings in between, I learned, cried, smiled, and marveled at the things I saw and experienced...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on a Saturday afternoon. The building also houses the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, a branch of the National Parks Service. The museum is laid out well in a linear fashion. It starts out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The BCRM is an emotional, enlightening, fantastic journey into the history of the civil rights movement of this country and the explicit, pivotal role played out in Birmingham. I found it informative, horrifying and inspirational at the same time. The exhibits are well-done and all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely educational without being preachy or political. Interactive, fascinating and eye opening. Everyone should visit this astounding place. You will be changed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very well done, discussing the impact of the civil rights movement on the US with a major emphasis on the city of Birmingham. Excellent displays that keep your attention throughout and enlighten you about Alabama's role in history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zannadog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice welcome and excellent overview and explanations - can easily spend a few hours here to fully appreciate

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adavanb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to this exceptional museum was informative, sad, heart wrenching, and, inspiring for us to continue to help to make change. It is so well done. It is so painful. It is so full of hope in spite of the sins of yesteryear &...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pat d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 1/2 hours here frankly fed our passion for the topic. The museum has wisely focused on the way in which the Black community sought it's rights and not on the White community.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clrbrook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museums I've ever visited, and very informative. Excellent audio/visual displays throughout.

Date of experience: February 2019
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October 30, 2018|
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Response from banalban53 | Reviewed this property |
No charge
October 14, 2018|
Response from romadaro | Reviewed this property |
Atlanta is a 2 hour drive from Birmingham.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Diane S | Reviewed this property |
It was 10 or 15 dollars per adult. Well worth the money.