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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Well worth a visit

I was a little confused at first because I thought the 16th Street Church was part of the campus... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
zaichek
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Platteville, Wisconsin
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Terrific museum with memorable exhibits!

We were lucky enough to have a guided tour, but even without you would be hard pressed not to leave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wombat1223
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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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 freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a little confused at first because I thought the 16th Street Church was part of the campus but FYI, they are two separate entities with two separate entry fees. The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum itself is a must. On busy days you’ll queue...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to have a guided tour, but even without you would be hard pressed not to leave here without having had a moving experience. From the personal narratives to the white tank that Bull Connor used to intimidate children who marched in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow!! I had no idea how the afro-americans had been segregated. I really felt quite sad the humans can treat one another like that. It was certainly an eye opener and a place I can highly recommend to visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I deal for field trips. Filled with facts and a terrific meet and relive events of the past. Bus groups and escorted tours are welcome to experience this collection o fall phases of history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice museum. You can do a self guided tour if you're pressed for time. If you've got time to spare, I suggest that you let the tour guides lead you. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Ladies, you will have to check in your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third civil rights facility I've visited and it didn't disappoint. Very modern and clean full of great information. They show a short film before you embark on you'r self guided tour.

Thank April G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot image how hard the lives of African-Americans were being treated as they were. Being denied basic human rights, not allowed to hold certain jobs, own homes in certain areas all because of the color of their skin. I hope this museum educates us all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really well done and informational museum. It is a self toured museum where you learn about the civil rights movement.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best museum and to do item that we did during our short visit to Birmingham. The history is laid out well in this self toured museum. Learned a lot and really enjoyed it. It is also across the street from the famous...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really well done and informational museum. Proud of Birmingham for having this great museum. With Birmingham's past race issues, it is good to see strives being made to bring unity

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Kimberly P
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, parking spaces were plentiful around the civil rights areas of town.... but it will be more challenging in downtown shopping/restaurant areas (not impossible)
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Steph P
27 April 2018|
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Response from Frog P | Reviewed this property |
the music is on the credits.
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Oh gosh…wish I could help, but I'd bet they would be happy to help you !
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