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Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: +1 334-264-0286
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The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954,...

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.

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In front of the Civil Rights Memorial

In front of the Civil Rights Memorial this water fountain sits in honor of Civil Rights and with the words of the Dr Martin Luther King writing in the stonework. As you slowly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2015
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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

In front of the Civil Rights Memorial this water fountain sits in honor of Civil Rights and with the words of the Dr Martin Luther King writing in the stonework. As you slowly read the words you can hear his voice as if he is speaking them himself. Very nice attraction !

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is an interesting and noteworthy idea for a way to remember the Civil Rights Movement. It's a building dedicated to those who paid the ultimate price for their work. It covers the years 1955 through 1968, and it includes tributes to some people you've heard of - Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's not all... More 

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Thank BBailey182
Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have always wanted to see the memorial, and just the fact to be there and touch the names of all forty civil rights activists, who were murdered, was so impressive. Very emotional.

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Thank Erik-Elsje
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The memorial was small but engraved on the circle with flowing water are the names of those who lost their lives for the cause. Lots of names that may not have been heard of. I loved the quote on the wall, also.

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Thank lexch
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

The subtle interaction of this memorial is quite moving. One has a n opportunity to immerse their fingertips into flowing water, feeling and reading the names of those fallen as part of the movement.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This memorial sited outside the civil rights museum in central Montgomery is a poignant reminder of those who lost their lives to the civil rights struggle. The memorial lists the names of a selection of people who lost their lives and whose stories are told in the museum. The memorial is a granite circular slab with water running over the... More 

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Thank Sue L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

possible the best museum I've ever visited, you will be overwhelmed with emotion after reading some of the tragic stories available throughout this location

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Thank He-is B
Newark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Stand and think. Think about what has changed and what has not. An exceptional memorial. This helps you to understand what happened and what we can do to prevent the same happening again.

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Thank charlieroyal
Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

So glad we went. Don't pass through Montgomery without stopping here. Read all the lines on the fountain walls.

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Thank sakmo
Milano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Exciting. One of the few sites found organized in Alabama. If you go to Montgomery it is a must. Too bad there are no directions to get there, but being in the center you can reach easily enough.

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