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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Address: 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
Phone Number: +1 334-956-8200
9:00 am - 4:30 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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rosie L
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In today's politically charged environment, it served as quite a blessing to be reminded of how far we've come. This absolutely beautiful memorial provides a us with intimate yet powerful memories of those who perished during the Civil Rights movement. As a couple, my wife and I were both touched deeply. This is a must see if you are visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This gives a rounded picture of Civil Rights. Simple but deeply moving stories of those people and events of the period.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The memorial is beautiful and incredibly moving. We visited both the Civil Rights Center & Dexter Avenue Church in an afternoon. We were happy to have gone to both, as they provide very moving insights to the civil rights movement. The stories told here are absolutely heartbreaking, but it is a great place to visit to honor those whose lives... More 

Thank Tamara H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I walked here from Dexter Avenue King Memorial church after a tour. This is a very touching tribute to the history and ongoing battle for Civil Rights. It was a great reminder that while there are many who were willing participants there were many who were just living their life when violence included them in history.

Thank Elizabeth H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This memorial center was a highlight of our multi state trip. The center tells the story of the civil rights movement with an almost understated dignity. The memorial with the names engraved in stone is beautiful. The center fills in some of the details. The short movie adds details using the voices of some of the survivors of the times.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

It is located close to several local historical sights like the Dexter Ave Baptist Church and State Capitol. We simply parked and walked to the historical sites that we were interest. you read about the memorial wall and fountain but you have to visit it to get the full effect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This center is reasonably priced and a wonderful look into those who were victim to the travesties of this time. My family and I visited about two years ago and I would go again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small but very beautiful and well put together memorial centre, detailing the tragic history of the civil rights movement and those who suffered and died for the fight for equality! It is absolutely worth visiting and supporting and acknowledging the memories of those within. There are a number of interactive exhibits and images and information regarding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Goosebumps. A wonderful memorial that is definitly worth a visit. Easy street parking too. Entry fee is only a couple of dollars

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