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Civil Rights Memorial

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400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-264-0286
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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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400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
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"maya lin"
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"moving tribute"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great opportunity to visit this memorial and there was terrific information available here. We were all motivated to sign on to supporting human rights and entered our names at the end. Sadly though, we couldn't see the actual memorial because it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really wanted to see this memorial but It was closed off for construction on the weekend our visit :(

Thank Kerry J
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Located outside of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in downtown Montgomery, this is a lovely memorial and worth a stop. The Civil Rights Memorial is a round granite table covered in water that feature the names of Civil Rights martyrs. It’s a beautiful memorial that...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The exhibits are detailed to include speaking voices of those who have been impacted and those who have taken action. Be prepared to stay at least an hour or more. Most of us are familiar overall with racial problems history but need to visit here...More

Thank jhofmann54311
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the memorial while visiting the city. The water flowing over the wall and table makes for a peaceful atmosphere. It’s worth the stop.

Thank Jennifer Z
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

If you're visiting Montgomery, stop by and visit the Civil Rights Memorial Center. The Memorial Center was dreamed up the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees, who was dismayed to learn that many people didn't know the names of the martyrs of...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This important Memorial is not only beautifully and tastefully done, it is heartbreaking. It is educational, emotional and affirming of the will to survive. It is a must see if you visit Montgomery!

Thank BrookeInTheWorld
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Stop by and see this beautiful memorial, but go inside too, The SPLC has outdone themselves with this important memorial.

Thank DoreExplorer
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This was one of my favorite stops. Just a beautiful memorial dedicated to times past. The water flowing and the quote on the wall along with the history etched into the circular fountain were just delightful. Parking is close, just around the corner on the...More

Thank Angie P
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

If your visiting Montgomery then you have to stop and see this memorial. It is located right outside the civil rights museum. It is breathtaking when you consider what it represents. It is the names of famous and some lesser known civil rights activists. Stop...More

Thank Greg2117
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Response from DoreExplorer | Reviewed this property |
I believe their website is still current- I remember feeling like I underpaid to enter. Civil Rights Memorial Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission $2
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