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“Moving experience”

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
Ranked #2 of 99 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 May 2018

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 4 May 2018 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 1 May 2018 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 1 May 2018

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 too much time in the early part of the museum and did not have time to see the additions, which we are told take us into the next level of race relations. Allow three hours. Also, the 16th Street Baptist Church across the way closes at 3 p.m., so get there early unless you intend to return for church services. Docents here extremely cordial. Do not miss in downtown Birmingham!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

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 central avenue. I had no idea, even though I grew up in Birmingham. A real eye opener!

Thank Ricky D
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