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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Tracing the journey of one of American's most volatile times as a nation, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute researches and showcases the lessons learned during the Civil Rights Movement. Via interactive exhibits and archives, you can follow numerous events and racial struggles that have taken place in Birmingham from the 1950s until today. Take a self-guided tour through 5,400 sq m (58,000 sq ft) of galleries that present dramatic images of inequity and segregation. You'll hear true stories about the fight for equality and see life-sized displays and multimedia presentations. You'll also discover the positive events that changed the world. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. See Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and all Birmingham has to offer by arranging your trip with our Birmingham trip itinerary maker.
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  • The institute really helps put into perspective the strugle of the 40's and 50's for the black American. As a white man it is difficult to relate to what minorities feel every day when just going abou...  read more »
  • Hard to believe these events took place within my lifetime! Not a great reflection on society and we should never forget the suffering of these people for basic human rights. Very informative and frie...  read more »
  • Moving, educational, even my 9 year old son enjoyed the visit - it was sad for him, but he still liked the institute 
  • A group of my church youth and I visited this amazing place along with the 16th Street Baptist Church. This area is a place you must see in Birmingham. Also, Freedom Park is across the street. Bring some Kleenex please, you will definitely shed tears. A seriously life changing experience.
  • Adults - per person $15 Adults Group Discount (25 or more adults) - per person $10 Seniors (age 65+) - per person $5 College students (with ID) - per person $6 Youth (grades 4-12 living in Jefferson County, Alabama) Free Youth (grades 4-12 living outside Jefferson County, Alabama) $5 Children (grade 3 and younger) Free I love the history of how much the world has changed
  • The museum itself was probably the best civil rights museum my wife and I have been to. The park was beautiful as well. Major complaint - could not walk more than 10 feet without getting agressively panhandled in the park. The "no panhandling" park rule is not enforced
  • Its good have this there its good for Alabama to wash the Confederacy out of their brains.
  • An amazing museum that portrays a difficult time in us history with gripping detail. Highly recommended
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