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Civil Rights District

Birmingham, AL 35203
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Moving and very sad.

For a midwestern farm kid not exposed the the racial turmoil of the Sixties, this area of town was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Todd_Wilson_NE
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Edgar, Nebraska
Deep dive into local civil rights history

The Birmingham Heritage Civil Rights Trail in the city's downtown civil rights district is an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emily W
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Oakland, California
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walking tour” (9 reviews)
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Birmingham, AL 35203
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"kelly ingram park"
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"civil rights"
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"sixteenth street"
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"city hall"
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"business district"
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"grew up"
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"water cannons"
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"closed on mondays"
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"business trip"
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"across the street"
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"street parking"
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"american history"
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"jim crow"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a midwestern farm kid not exposed the the racial turmoil of the Sixties, this area of town was both moving and heart-breaking. Of special note, the abstract sculptures of the police dogs and the life-sized water cannons. Just tragic.

Thank Todd_Wilson_NE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Birmingham Heritage Civil Rights Trail in the city's downtown civil rights district is an impressive self-guided tour with several dozen signs commemorating important events that happened on or near various spots. The trail includes signs for different themes (the children's crusade, boycotts, etc.), each...More

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Do park and walk around to see all that is here We enjoyed a walk thruout the park with excellent signage explaining its place in civil rights history There still is much restoration to do for the planned national historic park to come

Thank jfadds
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

For many visitors, the main reason to put Birmingham on your itinerary is for the history of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s. Once visiting this hallowed spots, you will gain greater understanding and realize that there's far more to this struggle than the...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great historical walking tour which I think is mandatory for everyone to do when visiting Alabama. I finished off by doing the Civil Rights Museum which drove home the horror of life in the Jim Crow era

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a thoughtful time taking a tour of the Civil Rights district in Birmingham, AL. If this particular type of museum/ attraction is something you are interested in seeing than look no further than Birmingham. There are 3 sites all located in one spot in...More

1  Thank grahamr626
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Civil Rights District is a walking tour through different sites of Civil Rights movement from the 60’s lots of history here there is no cost for tour ,worthy of a visit if your in the area.

Thank Julian P
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

There is a self-guided tour you can take which will lead you past specific sites significant in the Civil Rights movement

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Birmingham on a business trip for four days. When I arrived, asked the airport taxi for his best city tips and this was it. In fact, even though it was already after midnight, he offered, and I accepted, a civil rights driving tour of...More

1  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our recent Civil Rights history road trip. All I can say is that my mind was blown when I realized that every iconic photo and every story I’ve ever seen or heard from what took place in Birmingham all happened within...More

4  Thank Christine B
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Plenty of street parking on weekends. I can't help re parking during the week, sorry.
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Between 10-12 minutes if you take I-65 normally.
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