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Address: Birmingham, AL 35203
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is...

The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.

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My son and I took the walking tour of Birmingham. The Civil Rights District is unbelievable. It was like going back in time and living all of the history I have taught and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I took the walking tour of Birmingham. The Civil Rights District is unbelievable. It was like going back in time and living all of the history I have taught and studied for years.

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk the Freedom March trail before visiting the museum. Exhibits are a powerful and chilling representation of civil rights in Birmingham and nation wide. The 20 minute video captures the history and the exhibits display a sharp contrast of the white and black experiences in the south.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This exhibit explores in important American history. It can be painful to confront, but slavery and the post emancipation social, economic, legal, and political systems that followed need to be understood for this country to continued toward the realization of the promise of the Constitution.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I was very amazed at this area of Birmingham, the church, the park and statues of Mr.Shuttles worth along with the areas hospitals and the friendliness

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Blue Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great experience wonderful . A must see ! The history is so detailed and the gift shop is great.i would recommend this to everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This area encompasses the civil rights institute, the 16th street church, and a civil rights park with remarkable sculptures. They are within walking distance and would. E well with your time.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The Freedom Walk downtown Birmingham, AL, gives an in depth review of the 1963 Birmingham Campaign--a protest of local black residents against the segregation and demeaning treatment received at the hands of white merchants, endorsed by state and local laws, and enforced by local government and its (white) police force. Kelly Ingram Park (also called West Park) is well thought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This was an educational and enlightening experience. I learned new things about the Civil Rights Movement. It was also great to have one of my cousins along on the tour that actually was jailed while marching during the civil rights era.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

The Civil Rights District includes many historical landmarks like the 16th St. Baptist Church. There are statues everywhere that depict the things that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. If you plan to visit, I would also go to the Civil Rights Institute that is located in the District.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

While in Birmingham, I took my 15, 12, 10 and 6 year old to the Civil Rights Institute and we also did the rest of the Civil Rights District. It was interesting and educational. Our biggest mistake was doing this before the Civil Rights Institute. It would have been better to do after to truly understand the importance. It was... More 

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