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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-264-0286
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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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400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-264-0286
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

What a lovely monument to a terrible time in our nation's history. A fitting and gorgeous tribute to 40 lives lost in the struggle for civil rights.

Thank smot
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stunning memorial ... with the water running over the names. Dark marble reminds be of the Vietnam Memorial in DC with all the names posted.

Thank bless235
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Say those names aloud. This memorial is built with the names of civil rights martyrs. Let freedom roll like a mighty stream, the words of spiritual roll over the names as it bakes in the Alabama sun. Never forget those names or what they died...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited this site twice and was moved both times. I would definitely recommend the Civil Rights Memorial to others!

Thank cmpayne32
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This memorial takes its visitor to a time when African-Americans had to fight for right to be treated as true citizens of these United States. Before visiting this site, we toured the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and learned that the site on which this memorial...More

Thank Erical337
Reviewed 7 July 2016

A very impressive memorial indeed! I like the way they museum is set up by time period and how it ties in continued struggles today. Well worth the visit. It's a wonderful reminder of what love can do.

Thank Erykah56
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Awesome timeline of civil rights history. Loved seeing this and feeling the water run over it. The museum was closed by the time we visited, however, we wanted to see memorial nonetheless.

Thank MarandaA36
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stunning place with absolutely fantastic exhibitions inside. Definitely worth a visit if you're in town!

Thank GWhitcroft
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Really interesting and nice to see. The timeline is a great run through of the civil rights movement. Martin Luthers quote inscribed on the wall is also really lovely.

Thank Kerri F
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Take some time to read and reflect on the exhibits inside the attached museum. I saw many folks simply walk through, missing information about the people who are honored by the memorial. The pictures and stories are heart wrenching. Add your name to the rolling...More

Thank Linda4490
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