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“Awesome history lesson”

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Ranked #2 of 69 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 25 May 2018 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 22 May 2018 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 21 May 2018

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. Displays are evocative and very well done. We could have easily spent more time. Plan at least 3 hours. Highly recommended.

Thank Kelley9733
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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 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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