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Civil Rights Memorial

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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
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The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954,...

The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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must see, just to acknowledge history

very beautiful memorial : the water flowing over the names of the murdered people flowing back into the streams of history gives an appropriate symbolic salute to those who died... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wouter P
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Danville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to go thru in 30 min or less. Film was interesting. You do feel the history. Memorial starting to show wear from elements so hopefully they will refresh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very beautiful memorial : the water flowing over the names of the murdered people flowing back into the streams of history gives an appropriate symbolic salute to those who died in order to give others equal chances. It takes only a moment of your time to visit it, but it invites to a longer reflection.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small exhibit - the memorial is interesting. Worth stopping - doesn't take a long time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We spent quite a while here going through the timeline on the memorial. However, the film that was shown at the Civil Rights Memorial Center put the timeline into perspective. So, best to visit both one right after the other if possible.

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Lorain, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We liked the video. It was a nice place to go if you have the time. The video made us aware of others that had been impacted by various events and it was moving. It included current and historical occurrences. We enjoyed putting her name on the wall

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The Civil Rights Memorial is right outside the Civil Rights Memorial Center. It is a small memorial of some of the people who were killed during the civil rights era and some of the events that took place during that period. The memorial is well done and moving, but it only takes a few minutes to view.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I'm not sure why this is listed separately from the Civil Rights Memorial Museum. You need to see the museum to fully appreciate the fountain. Forgetting politics, the fountain from an art and engineering standpoint is excellent.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

When you visit the center and hear more about the faces in the water, the memorial becomes even more touching.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is so powerful and the fact that it is guarded 24 hours a day shows that we still as a nation need to improve.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This museum gives a great presentation of the struggle for Civil Rights. A touching and powerful tribute to the many people who died and/or were victims of the struggle in the 50s and 60s. Can be done in an hour but you might want to linger at the outside Memorial and rub your fingers over the names.

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