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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 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
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to go thru in 30 min or less. Film was interesting. You do feel the history. Memorial starting to show wear from elements so hopefully they will refresh.

Thank sasha1117
Reviewed 1 February 2017

very beautiful memorial : the water flowing over the names of the murdered people flowing back into the streams of history gives an appropriate symbolic salute to those who died in order to give others equal chances. It takes only a moment of your time...More

Thank Wouter P
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Very small exhibit - the memorial is interesting. Worth stopping - doesn't take a long time to visit.

Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We spent quite a while here going through the timeline on the memorial. However, the film that was shown at the Civil Rights Memorial Center put the timeline into perspective. So, best to visit both one right after the other if possible.

Thank Offthecouch65
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We liked the video. It was a nice place to go if you have the time. The video made us aware of others that had been impacted by various events and it was moving. It included current and historical occurrences. We enjoyed putting her name...More

Thank V H
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