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“Profoundly moving.”

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.
Durham, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Profoundly moving.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This memorial makes an elegant and powerful statement to the courage and sacrifice of civil rights pioneers. It invites contemplation in the mixture of water and words. Architect Maya Lin is a genius.

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

When I think of a memorial I think of a statue and a placard. This is more than I expected. The building is filled with photos, stories and a great theater showing an emotional historical film on the events and tragedy in the area. I highly recommend visiting the Civil Rights Memorial while in town.

Visited September 2013
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Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Touching”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We've learn a lot. It's a great experience to see this museum. Everything is well explained. It's a good place to visit while in Montgomery.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Important stop in Montgomery”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Small but very interesting museum and memorial dedicated to the activists of the Civil Rights Movement. A must see.

Visited August 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sobering but Important”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a very informative museum and memorial. I definitely walked away with more knowledge about the events of the Civil Rights Movement, but I also learned about the human cost of some of the more violent events of the time period. At times, I found the museum to be very saddening and disturbing, but it does an excellent job conveying the importance of the events of the Civil Rights Movement and is an excellent memorial to those who gave their lives for the cause.

Visited August 2013
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