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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Great for overall awareness

I had just come from seeing the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis so didn't expect to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Em B
Startling and thought provoking

This is a great historical record of the Civil Rights movement. It's exceptionally well laid out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martin P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had just come from seeing the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis so didn't expect to learn much more regarding the movement at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and in terms of the overall movement, I didn't. What I did learn and why I...More

Thank Em B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great historical record of the Civil Rights movement. It's exceptionally well laid out and informative. The content is both startling and thought provoking. The events and courageous people involved are just a single generation away. We have come a long way but...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 5 days ago

As an American I'm not thrilled with this aspect of our past but I am heartened to learn the deeply divisive racial discrimination is largely in the past. Lingering effects remain, to be sure, but we have come a long way. As a white baby...More

Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed 6 days ago

I truly believe this should be a required field trip for school children, and of course, every adult. Hopefully this painful part of yesterdays will NEVER be repeated, and we can all learn to love every human being on this earth without prejudice. I was...More

Thank Memommy9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited the museum several times over the years. I can not get enough of history. I learn something new on each visit. This is a must see attraction.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 8 year old daughter there. There is a lot to see and read and a lot of it was probably over her head. I think she got the most out of the many statues, artworks and music that was peppered throughout the...More

Thank willlbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Birmingham's place in the Civil Rights struggle is well documented no better than here at this must see institution. Bring your kids and teach them about US history

Thank jubaldalzell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Great place to learn of the Birmingham civil rights movement. Lots of important information . Everyone really should visit ..

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum, giving profound insights into the civil rights movement with a particularly Birmingham perspective. It is (movingly) located across the road from the church where the 4 little girls were tragically murdered by racist bombers in the early 60s and the...More

Thank ruuthee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum will set you back a bit, but there are discounts. We saved by having AAA and those under 18 are only $5.00. Regular price adult tickets are $15.00. The tour begins with an eight minute video that discusses the history of Birmingham. Then,...More

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30 December 2016|
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Response from Taji B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I agree with Jessica R. It's not in the best part of town so walk it during the daytime hours.
Sandra W
23 June 2016|
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Response from dashiell3 | Reviewed this property |
the address is 1520 16th Street North
errick c
7 June 2016|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
Birmingham, Alabama now, I think only have a few "tourist" spots to visit in reference to/related to civil rights. The 16th Street Baptist Church (where the 3 young African American girls lost their lives from a bomb... More