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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Address: 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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+1 205-328-9696
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of...

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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For a few years now, we have taken the time on our way South during the winter to stop at different civil rights historic places. Of the places we have been in Alabama and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a few years now, we have taken the time on our way South during the winter to stop at different civil rights historic places. Of the places we have been in Alabama and Mississippi, so far this is the best, most educational stop we have made. The institute gives you a great sense of race relations in Birmingham historically.... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were so glad we had the opportunity to visit the Civil Rights Institute. It was easy to find in the downtown area. We were led through the decades of desegregation uprisings and eventual laws passed. As we walked through the museum, many of the stories and films brought back the memories of watching Walter Cronkite and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done venues. This history was mostly when I was in my teens but I remember it well. Birmingham has come a long way from those days and it is never a bad thing to remember where we came from. Everyone should visit this travel through time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

totally worth the visit. the exhibits are well displayed and there are so many stories told. i was vey impressed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum contains the chronological history of the Civil Right Movement in the United States. There are artifacts, storyboards, videos, and many displays that should be viewed by all people more than once. The Civil Rights Museum has an admission charge which is well worth the price and is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is by donation on Sundays.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone needs to visit the Civil Rights Museum at least once. Heartwrencing piece of history. The story of the four young ladies who were killed at the 16th Street Baptist Church is heartbreaking.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The least they could do is post this on their website. We drove all the way here to find a sign on the door announcing renovations and the doors locked.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the battle for civil rights, for human rights, in the United States is portrayed clearly and extremely well. The staff, especially Mrs. Jones, were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible exhibits with helpful, friendly staff. Great for family or business outings. Parking can be tricky in the area.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a smallish museum I was surprised by how much they had. Very interesting and informative. Definitely recommend.

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