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Civil Rights Memorial

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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
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The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954,...

The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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This is just another spectacular work by the famed Maya Lin. Breathtaking in the way it makes you stop and think. The lifelong work of Morris Dees rings through with every step... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2016
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is just another spectacular work by the famed Maya Lin. Breathtaking in the way it makes you stop and think. The lifelong work of Morris Dees rings through with every step. Bless that man!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We visited here on a beautiful quiet sunny day. Read the inscriptions on as much as you can, especially to the children. The civil rights museum is very reasonably priced & staff was very helpful & friendly.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

They did an outstanding job honoring all those who fought for freedom and equals rights!! Every time visit this place it ignite a fire in me to do something today and speak up for those who cant speak up for themselves. The fight continues and the dreams lives on!! GO!!!

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Thank Cole2002
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a beautiful spot to stand and reflect on all the history of Montgomery. Do take time to pause and to visualize all that has transpired on this historical spot.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I cried this is a moving memorial, so many lives were lost in the struggle for equality never ever take for granted what those before us gave

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This visually impactful memorial pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the fight against racism in this country. It is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has courageously, and successfully taken on the most egregious and violent of those who continue to promote racism and intolerance in our country. The adjacent museum is a must-see. Around... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I am so very glad that we were able to visit while the Southern Poverty Law Center was open. We also visited the Rosa Parks Museum and Library. What an amazing experience. This is a must for families traveling through Montgomery. Brought back some very painful memories. Lest we forgot we will repeat...Wonderfully presented. Educational and appropriate for children of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is outside of the actual museum. It is engraved with the freedom fighters of the Civil Rights Movement. It is water that moves over it, but you can run your fingers over the names and touch them.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

As other reviewers have stated, this beautiful memorial by Maya Lin is enhanced by a visit to the Museum, where you really get a sense of some of the suffering that people went through during this period of history. It is very well done. The memorial itself is outside, and I found it nearly as moving as Maya Lin's Vietnam... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

You really need to go inside the Civil Rights Memorial Center to get the full story behind the Memorial. The memorial is even more beautiful and thought provoking when you know the inspiration behind it.

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