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Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights

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Address: 1410 Water Ave, Selma, AL 36703-3873
Phone Number: +1 334-418-4889
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This exhibit reveals issues seldom explored in American history. The post emancipation social, economic, legal, and political systems need to be understood for this country to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This exhibit reveals issues seldom explored in American history. The post emancipation social, economic, legal, and political systems need to be understood for this country to continued toward the realization of the promise of the Constitution.

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The museum is a testimony to African American history in general, more than that of slavery and civil rights specifically, but we enjoyed our time there. We got there before they had opened (even though the open sign was placed outside), but were so very fortunate in meeting Ms. Annie Pearl Avery (Google her!), a living legend from the Civil... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place was closed down.no reason was given. It was very disappointing for the kids in our group.

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Southminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had the good fortune to arrive just as a party of youngsters were about to begin their tour and we were invited to join them. We had no idea what to expect and when Mr Walker began his "presentation" we were blown away. I won't give too much away but suffice to say we have never had an experience... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a good museum to visit that covers a lot of the African side of the journey of the slave trade. Good documentation is presented in the museum as well as a long historical timeline of history of the region. There is some registries and displays as well of the black regiments that fought for the confederacy during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Outstanding museum, It was a honor talking with Ms Avery. She provided us with some good information. My family really enjoyed her. The museum had some great art in it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness the way the tour was set up was a once in a life time experience! It made me feel like I had went in a time machine. The tour guide acted as a slave owner and the tourists were the slave. We also watch a short film.

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Luthersville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

this was a great experience, it lets us experience how our ancestors were treated and opens your eyes to how blessed we as a people are now.

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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Did a stop on my way back from the grandkids spring break. Lots of good info and photos. I would recommend it to others.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We finally located this museum but it appeared to be closed on the Tuesday morning we visited Selma. It was dark inside and no one was around. It looks very run down.

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