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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
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nice institute of history. Great spot to visit on civil right history regarding Birmingham. Some of the Outside portion is under renovations.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was my first time in Alabama since 1962 when I was a child. I was very interested in this museum and it brought back memories about separate facilities. We saw a short film and then proceeded to walk through the museum. The displays were...More

1  Thank Beverly B
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had heard about the troubled times in Birmingham but this venue is outstandingly informative. Good value for 15$ and the staff were helpful and very friendly

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I really had a great time at this location. it is really in truly a good place to visit. my friend think it is nice, and the people are very nice.

Thank Willie R
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we had been here. Beautifully set up museum. Well worth the trip. The best part was the gentleman who greeted us before the introductory movie. He told stories about his time and participation in the civil rights movement.

Thank Bernhard R
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We too our grandchildren here for Spring Break and they so benefited by the whole experience. Lots of exhibits that our grands could ask us about. Since we grew up in this time period, we could share stories with them. There is a movie in...More

1  Thank PennyW5
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited the civil rights museum labor day weekend....The staff was helpful and moved the lines along in a time fashion....The museum is very informative and provides a host of information.. Nice place to visit when your in the area

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

The museum is very educational. My kids enjoyed it . We all learned a lot as well. The museum, the 16th street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park are all across the street from each other and you make a day out of it

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Added a new view on Black History. The set up of the museum made learning interactive for young and old. However the best part of the experience was the friendly staff.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The tour of the Institute starts after a short informative video about how African Americans helped build Birmingham. The self guided tour highlights how African Americans survived and overcame segregation and hate. Everyone should pay the modest admission price and learn valuable history and ongoing...More

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Kimberly P
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, parking spaces were plentiful around the civil rights areas of town.... but it will be more challenging in downtown shopping/restaurant areas (not impossible)
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Steph P
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Response from Frog P | Reviewed this property |
the music is on the credits.
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Oh gosh…wish I could help, but I'd bet they would be happy to help you !
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