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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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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.
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really well done and informational museum. Proud of Birmingham for having this great museum. With Birmingham's past race issues, it is good to see strives being made to bring unity

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Civil Rights movement had several powerful and dramatic incidents take place in Birmingham and that history is showcased at the Civil Rights Institute. The introductory film cleverly opens into the galleries, showing a bit about life in Birmingham prior to the 1960s. The exhibit,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the coolest! I have been going here for years and it never ceases to amaze me. There is always something new and exciting. Just can’t imagine there were ever so many motorcycles made and they have them.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if you are visiting Birmingham. We should never forget the happenings in Birmingham at this time and this museum provides a great education and perspective of all the struggles.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is very nice, educational, clean, and friendly. My 11 y/o daughter and I visited one morning and enjoyed our time. When we visited, there was a group of high schoolers helping to give tours. They were friendly and knowledgeable, but some students were hard...More

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit museum in Birmingham. The story/facts are told from the perspective of Birmingham, in coordination with what was happening in the United States as a whole. The struggle was real, and the struggle was intense. The most memorable exhibit includes Martin Luther King...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Birmingham with a college age child and we both thought the civil rights institute was the highlight of the weekend. Being from the north, we never really thought we would see the place where so many important events took place. The exhibits...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of slavery is one of North America's greatest shames. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute does a marvelous job of acknowledging the horrific legacy of slavery and leading its visitors to a place of hope for a better future where human rights for all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing representation of the Civil Rights Movement, and the part Birmingham played in it. Very educational and worth the time and money spent. An addition to any Junior or High School students education and understanding of what our country was like in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must if you are visiting Birmingham. You will be educated about this terrible time in history but also encouraged to never allow it to take place again. If this doesn't get you at least interested in what is going on in politics...More

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Kimberly P
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When I was there, parking spaces were plentiful around the civil rights areas of town.... but it will be more challenging in downtown shopping/restaurant areas (not impossible)
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Steph P
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the music is on the credits.
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Oh gosh…wish I could help, but I'd bet they would be happy to help you !
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