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“For All Americans - The story of the Civil Rights Movement”

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
Ranked #2 of 95 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Institute tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement from segregation and Jim Crow laws to the current day. It tells the story of the struggle for equality and they relate it to all peoples and show how various peoples have been harmed by prejudice. It was difficult for me, at the age of 73 who remembers these events as current events to think of them as history but they have done an excellent job using displays, dioramas, tv broadcasts and the like. Reliving the Letter From the Birmingham Jail and the I Have A Dream Speech.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I take all my out-of-town guests here. Well run, very informative and comfortable. A lot of thought went into the exhibitions. I have been any times and learn something new on each trip.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Civil Rights Institute is a must see when in Birmingham. It really brings to live the struggle of the civil rights movement and shows how Birmingham was one of the epicenters of the movement. When I left the facility, I had a new perspective through which to view the city. You are literally standing within history. The 15th Street Baptist Church is across one street and Kelly Ingram Park is across the other. The museum does a fantastic job interpreting the history of the civil rights movement and also includes a coda which reminds us of current struggles which continue to this day- make this stop a high priority when visiting Birmingham. And make it an early priority. I know it will change the way you view this city of contrasts.

Thank yehaaw
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Go, take your kids, and absorb artifacts from one of the most influential city blocks in U.S. History. It's moving, sad, and completely educational. The museum and the park across the street are well worth your two hours.

Thank pbouley
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

While I am sure, I learned all of what I saw through the years at school but seeing it in person is like nothing else. Take the time and take your children to see this.

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