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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Address: 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
Phone Number: 334.956.8200
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The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law...

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, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged.

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Painful reminder, beautiful museum

We had a great experience here with our two children & were lucky to also have a staff member who took time to talk with our kids about what they witnessed in the exhibit. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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kansas city, mo
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kansas city, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great experience here with our two children & were lucky to also have a staff member who took time to talk with our kids about what they witnessed in the exhibit. This is an important place to visit.

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

Incredible experiential visit! This is an amazing piece of sculpture and it is something that you must experience. This monument draws you in and you cannot help buy participate.

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Thank langanjordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The memorial outside is just absolutely beautiful. Being able to touch the names on the wheel while listening to the water fall was deeply moving. The film and signing your name on the wall of tolerance was just as touching. Highly recommend.

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Thank Deena T
Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience. If you are close I recommend stopping in. Civil rights is something that has a great impact on our nation and the people who call the USA home. It is educational and fills in gaps left out of modern day education.

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Thank Honey0310
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk through the center you are inundated with visual images of civil rights martyrs covering the walls. The curved hallways lead you to a theater where you watch a powerful story of those martyrs. Then you are able to take a pledge to help the cause and add your own name to wall of others who have also... More 

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Thank Sarah N
Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial, designed by Maya Lin (also known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC), is simple yet compelling. Outside, read . . . and touch . . . the 40 names representing so many more lives lost during the struggle for civil rights. Inside, quietly take the time to read each of the names and stories, see the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting museums a along the civil rights trail through the South. This Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center was absolutely breathtaking. We spent hours looking at all the compelling exhibits and were humbled by the sacrifice people made for their freedom and rights. The motto " The March Continues" is so true today. I have recommend... More 

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

I have visited twice (a year between the 2 visits), and our tour guide was fantastic. He was enthusiastic, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I learned so much and was so glad that I visited. I would definitely recommend the Civil Rights Memorial Center to others!

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Thank cmpayne32
New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely memorial reminds us of the racial issues we had in the past and sadly have today. The film was excellent. Only $2 to enter. # 1 attraction in Alabama.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should go to this location and spend time looking at history. It is fantastic. The monument is beautiful, the photos there and the history is terrible, awesome, inspiring. I would not think any adult could visit without being moved.

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