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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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+1 334-956-8200
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Solemn (but fantastic)

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is a must see for any travelers to or passing through the area. It is a very solemn center showing the struggles that many people faced in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is a must see for any travelers to or passing through the area. It is a very solemn center showing the struggles that many people faced in America's history. The whole center is remarkably well done, especially the fountain in the front.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The film that is shown here explains the outside memorial which is excellent. The other exhibits put the civil rights movement into a modern perspective honoring those lesser known individuals who have lost their lives due to discrimination and bigotry. If you visit here have one of the individuals working there explain all the great work being done by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every aspect of the Civil Rights Memorial Center was compelling. When you arrive, you will notice the high level of security required to protect this building, which is a reminder that the struggle against hate is still real. The memorial outside is beautiful and peaceful in a manner similar to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Take a few moments... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibit is heavy with the grief and sacrifice of the men and women who stood up for dignity and equality. The film is well done and should not be missed. Watching it you will appreciate the full significance of the Maya Lin fountain in front of the building. Allow approximately an hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The design of the memorial is very nice and interesting. The location is convenient to get to on foot (from the capital, archives, etc.)

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Visiting the memorial was a very important part of our American History and Civil Rights tour. The exhibit inside the center is very beautifully and sensitively curated, informative, and moving. Additionally, watching the film gave us the essential context in which to experience the outdoor memorial in a more deep and meaningful way. Don't miss this.

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Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 November 26, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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 November 20, 2016

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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