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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...more
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The self pace tour was a wonderful way to educate ourselves on the rich history of Birmingham. The displays and information were very user friendly and allowed one to spend as much time as needed. I used my AAA card for a discount.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a unique opportunity to walk through history from others’ perspective. We are all human... sentient beings... and should be treated with dignity and respect. It is eye-opening to learn what others had to endure at the hands of ignorant...More
Although this is not an easy subject to view or read about it is essential to visit and read about these times.
I personally travelled and stayed in Birmingham to visit this Institute due to a recommendation.
The institute concentrates on the civil rights in...More
Having grown up in Birmingham during the 50s-60s, I thought I was much aware of those turbulent times. It is truly hard for me to find the words to describe what I saw and felt. Please, go see the Institute!
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is an amazing experience. The curation of the museum is amazing and walks you through a journey of the civil rights movement. The first part depicts the differences of segregation and puts you in a place to understand how unfair...More
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is excellent! We had recently gone to the new Mississippi civil rights museum in Jackson, MS and weren't sure if it was worth paying admission to go to this one, but we are glad we did! Especially since we went...More
Even if you've been to other civil rights sites like I have, this is worth the visit since it adds more to the civil rights narrative. Fifteen dollar entry, with senior, child, and military discounts. Begin with a brief video outlining Birmingham's history, then continue...More
Spent a late afternoon here. Truly eye opening exhibits that tell the important story of the struggle for civil rights for the Black American community (sad that the struggle is not over). I am a white male and was really moved by what I saw....More