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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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It wil change your life

This is an amazing place and I highly recommend it to everyone. It is very well laid-out and... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2016
BexYo
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Mr. Big Shot

Great place to educated young and adult people, physical artifact, photograph displays and... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2016
mrbigshotzulu
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Birmingham, Alabama
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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
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is an amazing place and I highly recommend it to everyone. It is very well laid-out and designed for maximum impact. You will come away with a much deeper understanding of the remarkable people who made such a huge improvement in the level of...More

1  Thank BexYo
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to educated young and adult people, physical artifact, photograph displays and knowledgeable Staff, impact the written information doing the civil right protect. When you know Better, you do Better.

1  Thank mrbigshotzulu
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Great idea of the intro video which leads to the museum...wow! We really enjoyed this museum. It flows well, you can take it slow or in a pinch go through it quickly and still enjoy all that is offered.

1  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Brace yourself because it's all there. The absolute horror, the degradation, the fear, the struggles, the triumphs. This history is ghastly brutal but it happened and lessons need to be learned from it. You want to know what it was like in those times, well,...More

5  Thank McHopper
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful architecture, simple yet elegant, Parking was surprisingly convenient right in front of the building. Powerful exhibits; I learned a lot. There were also benches all throughout in case you get tired. I actually went there right before I dropped off my rent-a-car and before...More

3  Thank worldtraveler4290
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Do you want to find out true details about the Civil Rights Years of the fifties and sixties? Then you should make a visit to this institute. You will make many excellent discoveries. The movie and exhibits will cause you to think deeply about what...More

5  Thank Al F
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This museum is very powerful in that it traces the civil rights movement with wonderful artifacts from the era. Showed the on going struggle for blacks to be considered human and American citizens. Although progress has been made , it is clear that there is...More

3  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed April 22, 2016

I had heard that the Institute was very well done. That is an understatement. The Institute is an historical account of Civil Rights in the US, starting with slavery in the south and ending in 1963 following the death of MLK. Most of the exhibits...More

5  Thank Jeri L
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Situated at the epicenter of the civil rights movement, across the street from the baptist church on 18th street, famously bombed by the klan with tragic results, and across the street from the sculpture park, it conveys the struggles in an authentic setting. Promenade in...More

2  Thank DagKristiansen
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This museum has been thoughtfully and comprehensively curated to give an accurate history of the atrocities of segregation and racism in the south. A must for any visitor to Birmingham

1  Thank Madeleine M
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mrsbrowning
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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.
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Sandra W
June 22, 2016|
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the address is 1520 16th Street North
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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
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