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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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A great experience!

I live in Birmingham and make it a point to take visitors to this museum. The story of the Civil... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
David P
Birmingham, Alabama
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Walking thru history very educational

Although I lived in Birmingham until 1964 I was unaware of much of the history of Birmingham and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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 freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I live in Birmingham and make it a point to take visitors to this museum. The story of the Civil Rights movement is told in the context of Birmingham, Alabama, the South, and the country as a whole. The exhibits combine multimedia presentations with important...More

2  Thank David P
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Although I lived in Birmingham until 1964 I was unaware of much of the history of Birmingham and it's history due to my age at the time. The other education learned was the history of the civil rights movement and laws nationwide compared to the...More

1  Thank QueenBee0301
Reviewed August 18, 2016

I visited the Birmingham civil rights museum after spending a couple of days seeing civil rights sights in Montgomery and Selma, while I would certainly recommend visiting where key monments of the civil rights movements occured, it was this museum that taught me the most....More

1  Thank heloooooo
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum is packed with photographs, exhibits and experiences for the young and old. Across from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church which was bombed in 1963, it offers a moving journey through the Civil Rights experience.

1  Thank Cherie B
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Pair visiting this with the park across the street (the site of the Civil Rights protestors being attacked by police dogs and being hit with fire hoses). Also across the street is the 16th Street Baptist church, which has periodic tours (call them in advance)....More

2  Thank tandrys
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a trip to see family. I loved the video with the surprise at the end. I went when it was free. Not crowded either. Very helpful staff. Be sure to go across the street to the church too.

1  Thank Ms. T
Reviewed August 8, 2016

I could have spent hours in there.This Historic place is a must see.. I was so moved from what my people had to endure and still enduring to this day but we have come a long way and if it wasn't for everyone involved in...More

1  Thank jyc1565
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Very powerful and important! We learned a lot about the Civil Rights and direct action in Birmingham.

1  Thank Christine P
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a very moving experience and a world class exhibit. The curators did a good job of presenting the items in innovative ways. I'm hopeful that we as a nation, one day will turn the page on race, but its comforting to know the...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed August 6, 2016

The first time I visited this place was during my studies at UAB as part of an honors program field trip. The layout is almost like a time-line of the civil rights movement, with audio and visual displays, as well as artifacts from the era....More

1  Thank Scott H
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December 29, 2016|
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Response from Taji B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I agree with Jessica R. It's not in the best part of town so walk it during the daytime hours.
Sandra W
June 22, 2016|
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Response from dashiell3 | Reviewed this property |
the address is 1520 16th Street North
errick c
June 6, 2016|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
Birmingham, Alabama now, I think only have a few "tourist" spots to visit in reference to/related to civil rights. The 16th Street Baptist Church (where the 3 young African American girls lost their lives from a bomb... More