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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very simple, elegant, yet moving memorial. The water has started to wear away some of the inscriptions, but it is still easy to read the chronology of events.

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This simple, elegant memorial outside the offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center stands as a silent testimonial to those brave men and women who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and equality. An adjacent waterfall carries a quote from Dr. Martin Luther...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a simple but moving depiction in stone of a timeline of key events in the civil rights movement.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC and this Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery. Like the Wall, this Memorial is also a very powerful and moving tribute to the many people who died in the struggle to end segregation and gain equal...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This memorial is incredibly powerful for its small size. Tour guide was good, the documentary was great, the display outside is moving. Definitely a must-see in Montgomery.

Thank Kate V
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The civil rights struggle was not a happy history and this museum emphasizes the sacrifices many made toward civil rights milestones such as desegregation of public buses in Montgomery and earning the vote in the South.

Thank GailBracci
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tribute to the I forgotten Civil Rights martyrs. Beautiful memorial, great movie, nice pledge displayed at the end. Have your cameras ready for your name to pop up on the huge screen.

Thank pgamma
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The memorial is outside and can be seen in a few minutes. It really is quite a simple piece that conveys a powerful message. It is beautifully done.

Thank 10isgirl
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our family enjoyed visiting the Civil Rights Memorial. It is family friendly and has several interactive presentations for people to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. Very meaningful.

Thank Tishmango
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We are great fans of her work, beginning with the Vietnam memorial in DC. This, like much of her other work, is very thoughtful and reflective. It is also near the memorial exhibits.

Thank James M
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