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“Moving and memorable”

Civil Rights Memorial
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US$70.00*
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Full Day Black History Day Trip to Alabama Sites
Ranked #12 of 68 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stopped here on a return trip from Louisiana. This doesn't tell the entire story of the struggle for Civil Rights, but if you only have a couple of hours in Montgomery take it in. The theme "The March Continues" was emphasized by the armed guards outside and across the street from the memorial. Apparently, just the idea of the place sits sour in the hearts of some.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The memorial monument is located outside of the Civil Rights Memorial Center; there is no admission fee. It is a unique site to visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

There are important civil rights movement occurrences etched into the memorial and water flows over it. Something about the sound of the water calms you as you run your fingers across it.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

.... But well worth a visit. This should not be viewed as a museum but as a Memorial, as the name implies. It tells the story of both the well known and lesser know heroes and martyrs for true freedom in the United States. A somber and sobering experience and a must to understanding the complex history of our country.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We took our 13-year-old grandson to Montgomery to learn more about the struggles and sacrifices of the civil rights movement. Don't miss this center when you're in Montgomery!

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