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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

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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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  • Based on its name alone, my wife and I didn't expect much of this place, whose name suggests an academic snooz-arama. We couldn't have been more wrong. So plan on spending at least two hours or, even ...  more »
  • The CRI is full of information and displays that depict the struggle for equal rights. The staff at the CRI have their own stories to share thar are moving and valuable. Take time to walk through and ...  more »
  • There was so much to see and understand at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It was sad to know that so many people died in Birmingham, including children, just for the sake of freedom. If you ar...  more »
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  • Very well done! Great explanation of civil rights movement / human rights. Such an important thing for people to brush up on and know about. Nice facilities
  • It makes it easier to understand what my family living in the South went through.
  • Very informative and the steered us to a great eating spot. Z's restaurant.
  • Refused to accept the Everykidinapark pass for families of 4th graders even though they are a National Monument
  • So much history packed into the tour. Interactive exhibits to keep children busy. The museum has a lot to show. My family really enjoyed our Sunday afternoon.