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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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It tells the painful reality of Black American History. It is difficult to see the photos and videos, but they are presented in a way that honors the bravery and sacrifice of those who suffered for the cause of justice. The artifacts are mind-blowing...for example,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very powerful place to visit. The interactive experience is so moving and puts you back in time. Brace yourself ... it can be a real tear jerker.

Thank Santosha P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove by here on May 19, 2019 to see the building that is located across from the 16th Avenue Church. Did not get out but loved the design of the building!!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A trip to the Civil Rights institute is absolutely life changing. You may think you know the history of the civil rights movement, or (like me) you may not know much about it at all. But there is so much to learn and experience here....More

Thank Kelley9733
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Institute records well and graphically a very important time in American history. The exhibits in the museum help give the context behind the protests in Birmingham at the time. A visit here is a must for anyone with an interest in US social history.

Thank AlanCam55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Across the street from the church that was bombed in 1963 killing 4 little girls is a monument to the inhumanity that the Civil Rights Institute documents very well. It really makes you think and hurt.

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very moving. Documenting the desecration of the area. I would highly recommend everyone go through this it was very eye opening for me.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history this is the place to go in Birmingham very well donr and very informative it was a great experiance

Thank Fernando G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been wanting to get to this iconic spot for years. It begins with a film, that opens the door to a room depicting the Jim Crow South, moving along with timelines of various civil rights events and national events. Be forewarned. We spent far...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 50th High School reunion toured this place. It was the brainchild of David Vann,the last white mayor of Birmingham and finally brought to fruition by Richard Arrington, Jr., the first black mayor. We also road along the civil rights trail, seeing "dynamite hill" along...More

Thank Ricky D
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Kimberly P
6 May 2018|
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
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
27 April 2018|
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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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