The exhibits are very interesting, including the Movement Gallery, which takes visitors through the history of the Civil Rights Movement. I liked watching the videos they had, especially the one where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his "I have a dream speech." Very moving. At the Bus Ride to Freedom Exhibit I saw a burned out bus and video presentation. I saw the actual door from the jail cell where Dr. Martin Luther King wrote "Letter from Birmingham jail". They had the two sinks on display, one for whites and one for blacks. I watched a video on "Give Us The Vote" which told everything Black people went through to vote. There are many photos on the walls which represent various time lines in history. The information displayed with them is worth reading. The Civil Rights Institute is a very clean and modern building. They have a nice gift shop, too.
Tip: The Civil Rights Institute is free on Sundays (open 1:00-5:00) and they give AAA members a discount rest of the week when they charge admission. Park behind the building in their parking lot instead of on the street to avoid the parking meters.
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