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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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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
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended reception held by the Alabama Higher Education Diversity Officers on yesterday evening. What a fantastic venue Birmingham has...... it is approaching 25 years....WOW!...... and it received National Museum status last year. It was a great opportunity to reflect on the past, grasp the current...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Birmingham, this Institut is a must! We have learned a lot there and recommend anyone to go and visit: children and adults.

Thank 219katiah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a must see for children old enough to understand basic history. The film shown at the beginning gives a perfect beginning to the tour. I won't spoil it by going into too much detail but I was teary eyed through much of...More

Thank Jazzmine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Birmingham to see museums like the Civil Rights Institute and gain a finer appreciation for the battle for civil rights -and we were not disappointed - could go on and on but the bottom line - if you are in Birmingham you...More

Thank samster396
Reviewed 1 week ago

the civil rights museum was very well done and the staff were very informative and well ersed in the history. They were able to field question and the fire house volunteer was exceptional

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement and its veterans and visiting the BCRI is like a pilgrimage for me, more so than the other civil rights museums in the South. If you go, make an effort to see the homage to Hosea Hudson, which...More

Thank peggy d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immersed ourselves in the times and tragedy of our ongoing struggle to shake off the vestiges of dominance, slavery and hate. Would that everyone that takes time to walk through these exhibits, pause, and make a commitment to shed any residual prejudices, and approach our...More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

“It’s a self-evident truth that all men are born equal” In the Constitution, 100 years later in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 100 years later in Dr Martin Luther King’s masterful 1963 “I have a dream” speech. Elements of that speech replayed in the Institute from archival...More

Thank 285RichardH285
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very well done. Learned so much about this time in our history. The staff is very knowledgeable and are happy to add their thoughts

Thank Beachluv39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found it wonderful as a British person to see the sea of change down time from the left over of the British American empire culture to modern day America Thought provoking and educative for all

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8 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the 16th Street Church parking lot with no problem although, as another poster responded, there is also parking on the street. Be sure to leave a little extra time to stroll through the park across the street... More
30 December 2016|
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Response from Taji B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I agree with Jessica R. It's not in the best part of town so walk it during the daytime hours.
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22 June 2016|
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Response from dashiell3 | Reviewed this property |
the address is 1520 16th Street North