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Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-956-8200
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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.
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400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing I opening makes you reflect on yourself and on this country sad history of How It's treated people of color it keeps the dream alive and hopes that this country will realize the wrongs and continue to build to make it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought back how things were in the 60's and 70's and how even now there is prejudice and meanness in regards to people who are different

Thank Mary B
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angelia a, Front Office Manager at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Center and your thoughtful comments. # The March Continues

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Civil Rights Memorial Center on MLK Day. There were many people there. In fact, the MLK parade came right by there while we were visiting. Inside there is a nice exhibit and information about the designer of the memorial, who is the...More

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angelia a, other at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Center, and we are glad that you had an informative visit. # The March Continues

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my kids aged 8-13 , although the stories are hard to hear and read I just feel it's so important for my kids to understand what people went through in order to fight for their rights. The memorial and museum are an informative and...More

Thank Jenna S
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angelia a, other at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Center and we appreciate your thoughtful comments. #The March Continues

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

it is history recomend it to all visitors -take your school age kids it is history & do the walking tour good excersise too on a nice day

Thank Diane L
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Lecia B, Manager at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting with your family and recommending the Civil Rights Memorial Center to others. #TheMarchContinues

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This memorial center is just one floor in the round - much smaller than we were expecting and so we didn't spend much time there. It contains information of people who have died in the fight for civil rights and as such it is moving....More

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Lecia B, Manager at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the Civil Rights Memorial Center where we pack a lot into a small space. #TheMarchContinues

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is well worth the visit. Well done and informative. The movie is excellent and I found the whole place helpful in engaging my children in important discussions about standing up for what is right.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a chilling memorial to those who lost their lives during the Civil Rights movement, and a vivid reminder of what hatred can turn human beings into. The short movie brought tears to my eyes. This is a must stop in Montgomery for...More

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angelia a, VSR at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the center and we appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It is nice. There is not much on the bottom floor since they are working on something down there. We didn't anyone working down there. But there is a lot of history there to see and read. There is 3 floors total.

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Lecia B, Manager at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

The new exhibits have been installed in the Martyr Room. We think they’re fantastic! Hope you can visit us again soon. #TheMarchContinues

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The civil rights memorial is beautifully put together. The entire family was moved by the video we were shown, and by the simplicity and poignancy of the memorial to the 40 souls who are remembered. Every member of the family was moved by the visit...More

Thank Justin B
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Lecia B, Manager at Civil Rights Memorial Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you so much for visiting. We’re grateful to know the experience was special for your family. Thanks, also, for taking the pledge. Your family lives with us on the Wall of Tolerance. #TheMarchContinues

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1 June 2017|
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Response from Lecia B | Property representative |
The Civil Rights Memorial I accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The Center is not open on Sunday. Please stop by!
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Response from kendrick | Reviewed this property |
I parked at a meter on the street, no problems.
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Trevor J
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Response from Lecia B | Property representative |
Yes! We're open Saturday 10a-4p. Hope to you can make it.
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