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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: +1 334-956-8200
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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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A great investment of a couple hours. The Center is not overwhelming in size which allows time to reflect on the events Do take the time to experience the Civil Rights Memorial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
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Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great investment of a couple hours. The Center is not overwhelming in size which allows time to reflect on the events Do take the time to experience the Civil Rights Memorial Center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you leave this memorial and don't feel something, you have no soul my friend. It is a quick but really powerful tour that memorializes the heroes of the civil rights movement that lost there lives. It's beautiful, meaningful, educational and powerful. I highly recommend.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is very well done and very moving, The somber exhibits depict in brief forty representative martyrs - black and white - who died (were killed) during the Civil Rights era. The memorial is very well worth your time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s small, simple and moving. Highly recommended. And I'm not a liberal. Don't forget to see the fountain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very moving memorial ,there is a video presentation that will bring tears to your eyes ,I learned about people I didn't even know contributed to the civil rights movement ,I enjoyed the gift shop as well very reasonable prices,the nicest helpful staff you can tell when people enjoy there jobs the architect is brilliant I will be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived as a party of school children entered. They let us go through first - we saw the film which was excellent and the rest of the exhibition. Well worth a visit - the memorial outside is beautiful. The wall on which you type your name great fun but poignant - the children loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our last stops on our 2 week tour to visit and pay respects to the civil rights museums in the South. Today, more than ever we need to be reminded of our history, the bigotry, hatred and fear and murder committed to so many. That being said, The Southern Poverty Law Center's exhibits and Memorial are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only $2 to visit this centre - a bargain when you consider how important the stories and history it contains. It's only small but the 15 minute film is very moving and informative. Modern, quiet and clean this is such an important centre. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent site well worth a visit. We went first to the tourist information office where we were given free passes to the Center, as well as a pass to use one of the 6 free tourist parking spaces nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very moving outside memorial. We also went inside and saw the movie and walked through exhibits. The cost is minimal but gives you a good perspective of tolerance.

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