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Civil Rights Memorial

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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-264-0286
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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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Beautiful memorial, won't ever forget it.

What a lovely monument to a terrible time in our nation's history. A fitting and gorgeous tribute to 40 lives lost in the struggle for civil rights.

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kansas city, mo
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kansas city, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely monument to a terrible time in our nation's history. A fitting and gorgeous tribute to 40 lives lost in the struggle for civil rights.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning memorial ... with the water running over the names. Dark marble reminds be of the Vietnam Memorial in DC with all the names posted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Say those names aloud. This memorial is built with the names of civil rights martyrs. Let freedom roll like a mighty stream, the words of spiritual roll over the names as it bakes in the Alabama sun. Never forget those names or what they died for.

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Thank Sarah N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this site twice and was moved both times. I would definitely recommend the Civil Rights Memorial to others!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial takes its visitor to a time when African-Americans had to fight for right to be treated as true citizens of these United States. Before visiting this site, we toured the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and learned that the site on which this memorial stands was once used as an auction site where slaves were bought and sold. Truly... More 

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Thank Erical337
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very impressive memorial indeed! I like the way they museum is set up by time period and how it ties in continued struggles today. Well worth the visit. It's a wonderful reminder of what love can do.

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Greenfield, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome timeline of civil rights history. Loved seeing this and feeling the water run over it. The museum was closed by the time we visited, however, we wanted to see memorial nonetheless.

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Thank MarandaA36
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning place with absolutely fantastic exhibitions inside. Definitely worth a visit if you're in town!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Really interesting and nice to see. The timeline is a great run through of the civil rights movement. Martin Luthers quote inscribed on the wall is also really lovely.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Take some time to read and reflect on the exhibits inside the attached museum. I saw many folks simply walk through, missing information about the people who are honored by the memorial. The pictures and stories are heart wrenching. Add your name to the rolling list of those pledging to uphold civil rights. Support the memorial by selecting some of... More 

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