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“As they say, the March continues”

Civil Rights Memorial Center
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US$25.00*
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Mystery Tour in Montgomery AL
Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is one of the public faces of the Southern Poverty Law Center and avows all of the values of the SPLC. The Civil Rights Memorial, designed by the same artist who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, displays the names of those who died in the modern Civil Rights Movement. Inside the center, these individuals are further honored by plaques that describe their lives and the circumstances of their deaths. Also inside the center, the visitor has the opportunity to pledge becoming a partner in the never-ending effort to extend civil rights to all, and to see his or her name "rain" down the Wall of Tolerance along with the names of those partners who came before.

Thank SophieTosca
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

we were in and out in about 15 minutes, but I'm glad we went. it's important to realize that people are still out there looking to curtail our freedoms as Americans!

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had already seen the history museum and the Civil Rights Walking Tour and so we didn't think this place could tell us anything new. How wrong we were! It's a small centre but a very touching tribute for all those who died during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and each of their stories is told.
The computers at the start, which place each main event in various buildings around Montgomery, were a great introduction and then the video gives you much more to think about. We are faced with the blunt, harsh and violent reality of their deaths and yet it ends with hope for now and the future.
An amazing place and a must-see while visiting Montgomery.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The Southern Poverty Law Center does amazing work, and this Civil Rights Center tells some selected stories very nicely. Well worth the time spent.

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This place brought me to tears. I could not help but place myself in the shoes of the people who are memorialized here. This museum provides is a very personal experience that shows the TRUE byproduct of HATE. It is not a Black history museum, but as the name says, a Civil Rights Memorial. EVERY AMERICAN should visit this place. It will shine the light on the TRUE demon that haunts this country. HATE. I left this place a better person. My name is on the wall FOREVER as a testament to this powerful place. I took the oath and it changed my life!

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