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“Beautiful Memorial”

Civil Rights Memorial
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$70.00*
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Full Day Black History Day Trip to Alabama Sites
Ranked #11 of 67 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Manistique, Michigan
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“Beautiful Memorial”
Reviewed April 20, 2011

The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery is a beautiful way to remember the struggle for civil rights. It was created by Maya Lin, the same person who created the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. It is not only beautiful, but also interactive. Visitors are encouraged to touch the names and the water as it flows over the stone.

Visited April 2011
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“Inspirational”
Reviewed May 12, 2008

An excellent museum. It was very moving and inspirational. Do not miss!!

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“pretty moving”
Reviewed February 20, 2008

Good, brief history lesson of the Civil Rights movement right downtown

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“inspiring”
Reviewed August 3, 2007

They presented inspiring stories of civil rights figures and events in attention-grabbing and moving ways.

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“Moving Memorial”
Reviewed May 9, 2003

I passed through Montgomery on business recently and made a point to visit the Civil Rights Memorial. As one who has seen little of the South, but who has always been interested in current events, I was moved far more than expected by visiting the Memorial. To imagine the pain, suffering and high emotions during the sixties is almost incomprehensible.As I walked away, I picked up a brochure and inside showed a hand touching the wall with the water running over it. It was exactly what I had done, and the water put me in mind of the blood that had been shed over so many years of suffering.I would hope that every parent who passes through Alabama might take their children to see this Memorial, to make a simple connection that might draw their thoughts back to it later in life. We have enough hatred in our world.

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