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Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-264-0286
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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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400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
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"southern poverty law center"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument outside is striking on its on. Inside, the display and information about those who lost their lives to further civil rights was tasteful and well done. Very informative. The "tunnel" and presentation by the guide was pretty much a "bashing" of the white...More

Thank Unibolt7
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I'll echo what most others have said: the Civil Rights Memorial is incredibly moving, and, as with my first visit to Maya Lin's more famous Vietnam Veterans Memorial, I am surprised at just how moving this is--every time. This is an easy stop even if...More

Thank NOmadfolk2
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Continuing our short tour of Montgomery we stopped at this memorial. It tells the story of people who lost their lives just prior to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. It reiterates the difficulty experienced by both black and white people just trying to...More

Thank Curtis S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The piece looked nice but the water was off. You can’t park in front just to get a picture. A loud voice comes on and shames you away. Even if you are just dropping off. Still worth stopping. It was closing when we came by.

Thank Elizabeth E
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This memorial records the names of 40 individuals killed during the fight for civil rights. Very moving. Free of charge. I recommend also going to the museum it stands in front of, where for $2 you can learn about the individuals in question.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Just off Dexter Ave, definitely see this beautiful memorial fountain. One block from the State Capitol and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The Center is closed on Sunday but you can still visit the fountain. Worth it!

Thank claybournx2
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Love the Southern Poverty Law Center. This was a moving memorial and experience. There is a room where you type in your own name to join the pledge and your name is projected on the wall. My kids LOVED it.

Thank AandJReed
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Some places have a spirit of their own. This one does. The pain of the 60's is everywhere. Must see place.

Thank Scott J
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

One place to see if you are in town visiting. It is a very nice memorial. Plan on a couple of hours if you have the time.

Thank bless235
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very simple, elegant, yet moving memorial. The water has started to wear away some of the inscriptions, but it is still easy to read the chronology of events.

Thank Tammy W
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