Civil Rights Memorial Center

Civil Rights Memorial Center

Civil Rights Memorial Center
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, an original 20 minute film about the Movement, and the Civil Rights Memorial. $2.00 admission charged for adults, under 18 FREE.
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907blaked
Tampa, FL1,419 contributions
May 2022
We visited here after spending 2.5 hours at the Legacy Museum and then 30 minutes at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. As much as I'd like to say it was worth it to then also visit the Civil Rights Memorial Center, it wasn't. The film at the beginning was good, but there wasn't really anything else to see. Maybe I'm affected by the fact that we had such a long experience at the Legacy Museum. Parking is a little difficult given that you need to find street parking (i.e., no parking lot). We spent about 30 minutes total, including the 20-minute film.
Written July 23, 2022
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MackSandy
Gaithersburg, MD105 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a splendid little museum, something you should not miss. Outside it has a wonderful water tribute by Maya Lin. Inside there’s an extraordinary film about people working together, everyone, for racial justice. There’s also a magnificent electronic wall on which you can float your name if you make a pledge to work towards justice. It’s not a big place, probably takes 20 to 35 minutes, but it is very moving.
Written June 4, 2023
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luv2travel19941953
San Diego, CA120 contributions
Jan 2020
This does not pack the punch of the Legacy Museum or the Memorial for Peace and Justice, but it is a useful adjunct and I wouldn't skip it. It is well-designed, maybe a little too simplistic, but that can be a relief after the Legacy Museum. The short film is worth watching,
Written January 15, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,673 contributions
Oct 2022
Visited here on our way from New Orleans to Birmingham expecting an insight into the Civil Rights Movement and was severely disappointed because all that you get to see is a shortish film about the experiences suffered by a number of individuals in the name of Civil Rights. As interesting, and moving, as the film is, there is no other insight into the history of the Civil Rights Movement. There are interesting pictures on the walls but these are just 'headline shots' and do not give any history. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will answer any question you may have, if they can but to call this a Memorial Centre is rather overegging the name. There is an interesting memorial outside.
Written November 30, 2022
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OurFamilyTravelAdventures
Seattle, WA98 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Wonderful small museum in downtown. The water memorial out front is absolutely beautiful and is a powerful reminder of all the people who died during the during the Civil Rights movement. My children were moved by the memorial and it was good starting point for our tour Montgomery.
Written January 16, 2016
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TravelFan95661
Roseville, CA55 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
We had a wonderful day visiting the Civil Rights Sites in Alabama's capitol. They were each unique and worth visiting but this site was the best. It thoroughly chronicles the entire era and the tragedies and triumphs. It names names. That means that those who died because they were involved, or just for being black, are honored. The film orients the visitor in a thorough manner and impacted us to the bone. Don't miss this!
Written December 18, 2014
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Yankee-Views
Tampa, FL305 contributions
A trip down memory lane for those who lived through the Civil Rights Movement, and a great history lesson for those who are younger. Admission is only $2; the center includes interactive "pointers" which, when moved to face new directions, identifies areas directly around the memorial center where civil rights movements took place in Montgomery. There is also a short movie in the theatre. Those who are interested, can also add their names to the Wall of Tolerance. Very moving and highly informative.
Written August 17, 2010
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23brigittem
1,203 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Was in Montgomery to visit several museums; can't even explain the horror I felt; this history is part of this country and this museum keeps what happened relevant; not pretty, but we have to acknowledge what happened (and continues to happen) and do better. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. This is a great museum for class field trips, for families, for all who want to get a sense of how utterly easy (and scary) it is to justify horrific wrongs.
Written June 19, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Civil Rights Memorial Center. You're right, it's not pretty, however the story must be told. #TheMarchContinues
Written June 20, 2019
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mjhicks985
18 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
This Center honors the victims of the Civil Rights Movement. .Admission ($2).. You can add your name to the Wall of Tolerance. Interesting and relevant, You may be able to obtain a Parking Pass to put in your car, which would allow you to park in a few designated auhorized spots on both sides of the street across from the big stairs of the Capitol.and walk to this Memorial from there.. Also you could park with this Pass, which is for the day, in a couple of the reserved spaces behind Union Station.
Written October 1, 2018
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Thank you for visiting the Civil Rights Memorial Center. #TheMarchContinues
Written October 3, 2018
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Rcf406
Saint Louis, MO15 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Smaller museum but done in such a way to have a strong impact. Reading the profiles of the dead who were killed during the Civil Rights struggle reminded me how much you forget when you are taught the history.
Written May 18, 2018
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Thank you for visiting. Please share the names and stories featured in the Civil Rights Memorial Center. #TheMarchContinues
Written May 20, 2018
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