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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
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I was a child when the major events that are chronicled here at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute began. As I grew older, I read of the struggles of the people in the South to gain the right to vote, to attend quality schools, to...More
While the museum might have been good I was very uncomfortable from the moment I went thru “security.” Was told I had to leave my pocketbook bc it was not allowed in museum. Could not get a good reason for this policy and ,against my...More
I can't visit this attraction with out feeling a powerful tug on my heart. History is meant to learn from not forget. Definitely something I recommend everyone do. Also walk the park outside and see the church.
This is one of the best museums I have been to. After an opening film, the screen rises to reveal the entrance into the exhibits - a unique touch. The photos, exhibits, and quotes are wonderful. And the staff were all very polite and professional....More
I visited this amazing place 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience!! There is a lot to see including videos, pictures, sculptures and the people are also very nice and helpful. There is definitely a lot to soak in. I was very, very...More
Our family had hoped to experience the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum & it's history within. I personally made a reservation for a group of 65-70 people. When I spoke with the reservation person on the phone, she took our information, and confirmed prices for our...More
This museum is outstanding, the exhibits inside are fantastic especially for someone from abroad who really had no idea about any of this history. Not only do you have this wonderful museum but you also have the 16th Baptist Church and the Kelly Ingram Park...More
I grew up in the state of Alabama and as a child lived through a great deal of experiences there. I visited the exhibit with my daughter who did not grow up in the state but has grown up hearing about the state, the era,...More
If you want to know about the civil rights movement from ground zero, this is the place. The BCRI has an amazing collection of artifacts, and presents the history of civil rights in great detail. People who have visited say this is better than any...More
We did not use a tour guide. We found the museum very easy to follow on our own. Really, you want to take in this place at your own pace. What might strike you as important, may not be the same as someone else. Also, the... More
We did not use a tour guide. We found the museum very easy to follow on our own. Really, you want to take in this place at your own pace. What might strike you as important, may not be the same as someone else. Also, the displays can be very emotionally compelling and you might want to take your time with that. Often a tour doesn't allow you to do that.