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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
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WE got there at 9AM only to find that they did not open until 10AM. As we were on a tight driving schedule we did not stay. The grounds and park across the street were beautiful with statues of Martin Luther King and other civil...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see while in Birmingham, Alabama. We were fortunate since we visited thus amazing place on a Sunday, and were admitted free. As you walk in the footsteps of these brave men and women of this era you can't help but leave depressed. We...More

Thank JuttaJo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing place. So much history, tragedy and triumph. Left me thinking about how horrible humanity can be to each other and how amazing the world could be if we just treated each other with respect and dignity. A must see. Great interactive...More

Thank Kmbassoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emotional to say the least. This experience will touch every part of your emotions and you will leave a better person having visited this well thought out historical institute.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This facility is historical and gives a good view of the equality struggles that were facing the the African American society in the post civil war to contemporary times. The injustices that had plagued the south were made evident. Unfortunately I was intentionally or unintentionally...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical tour, which showed the civil rights struggles. Learned so much, and still see the same struggles happening today. A must see, and do look at the film prior to seeing the exhibits!

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Civil rights provides a thorough glimpse into the past. This is a very educational setting which provides a great base for plotting the future. A must for all ages.

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historical Institute. Very interesting place to visit, with plenty up-to-date information that helps understand the historic events. You will also enjoy the beautiful sights of the city.

Thank arbl1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazingly well done and unflinching look at the Civil Rights Movement, not just in Birmingham, but in the USA. Certainly, Birmingham is a focal point as it should be, but this museum is not focused solely on Birmingham. Please take your family!

Thank Tal P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never been to BCRI, you HAVE to go! This institute tells the TRUE history of this amazing city. No matter how tragic, violent, and painful it was, the story IS and must continue to live on so we do not repeat history's...More

Thank kendallrchew
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the 16th Street Church parking lot with no problem although, as another poster responded, there is also parking on the street. Be sure to leave a little extra time to stroll through the park across the street... More
30 December 2016|
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Response from Taji B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I agree with Jessica R. It's not in the best part of town so walk it during the daytime hours.
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22 June 2016|
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Response from dashiell3 | Reviewed this property |
the address is 1520 16th Street North