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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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Great timeline of the events of the modern civil rights movement

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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Thank alexwolf2016
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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Thank tab845
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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Thank WanderingBob2016
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The timeline shown around this simple but emotional memorial gives a list of dates, events, killings etc. There is a gap between the first and last entries - 1954 to 1968 to show that the situation was in existence before this date and continued afterwards - in some places it still continues!

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Thank Geoff F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Such a powerful monument. Created by the same artist who rendered the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. this depicts the timeline of the Civil Rights Movement and those who lost their lives. Truly powerful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Walk up the hill and across the street from Dexter Road Baptist church to see this moving memorial. Well worth the very short walk to take some time out and reflect on the changes that were started right here.

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