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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...more
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is excellent! We had recently gone to the new Mississippi civil rights museum in Jackson, MS and weren't sure if it was worth paying admission to go to this one, but we are glad we did! Especially since we went...More
Even if you've been to other civil rights sites like I have, this is worth the visit since it adds more to the civil rights narrative. Fifteen dollar entry, with senior, child, and military discounts. Begin with a brief video outlining Birmingham's history, then continue...More
Spent a late afternoon here. Truly eye opening exhibits that tell the important story of the struggle for civil rights for the Black American community (sad that the struggle is not over). I am a white male and was really moved by what I saw....More
The historical context of Birmingham's role in the Civil Rights History of America is well documented. The tours and displays made understanding the importance of civil disobedience clear. A jewel in the ruff.
If you want to have an experience in Civil Rights this is the place. The only way I think it can be better is that maybe if there was a guided tour. But it’s very casual and Family friendly. I think all kids that don’t...More
My wife and I visited In 1993, shortly after it opened, and came back this weekend to see the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, so we thought we’d stop here again to see what had changed and it was just about everything!...More
I was very impressed with the stories at the museum and amazed at the beautiful churches that were featured. The city was doing quite well at some point and unfortunately evil reared its’ ugly head. The museum did a great job covering all of the...More