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Civil Rights District
Ranked #15 of 94 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A have visited this museum several times in the past 10 years. It speaks of the history of the civil rights movement, particularly in "Bombingham"!! In fact, the museum is directly across the street form the 16th Street Baptist Church where an act of white supremacist terrorism occurred and killed four African American girls.

Not as extensive as the Museum of African American History and Culture in Washing DC, but fully covers the struggle for equality in the US.

1  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Kelly Ingram Park is a good starting point to explore the Civil Rights District. It contains impressive and graphic sculptures from the Civil Rights riots and movement. The 16th Avenue Baptist Church is across the street as is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Good signs show the way and tell the story--may it never be repeated.

3  Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nice signs explaining the history of the area and the U.S., really. Police appear to patrol the area quite well. Maps are available online to view while walking.

1  Thank badgergirls
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We, I have been traveling with my son across the south of the United States with my son for his 21st birthday, learned a lot about, and getting inspired, about the civil right movement in he United States.
If you would like to know about the United States or if you like history this is a must stop.
Visit the church in 16th street, the museum, the park in from of the church and be moved by those who fought and were part of the civil rights movement, especially the people that is not well known, the "foot soldiers"
Those people who history never mention were and are the real heroes.
We all in the USA owed them out respect and admiration.

1  Thank memochciago
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This area is for walking and reading about our pass. Every street corner has some thing to read about Civil rights and the movement that moved the State.

Thank Scott B
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