Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

4.5
Tracing the journey of one of American's most volatile times as a nation, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute researches and showcases the lessons learned during the Civil Rights Movement. Via interactive exhibits and archives, you can follow numerous events and racial struggles that have taken place in Birmingham from the 1950s until today. Take a self-guided tour through 5,400 sq m (58,000 sq ft) of galleries that present dramatic images of inequity and segregation. You'll hear true stories about the fight for equality and see life-sized displays and multimedia presentations. You'll also discover the positive events that changed the world. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Put Birmingham Civil Rights Institute into our Birmingham trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Wonderful history and exhibits on the civil rights struggles in Birmingham. Gave you a great sense of what things were like before the civil rights movement, and then the great hardships that people e...  more »
  • A must see for all generations. A chilling reminder of a not so distant past and of the power of men to change the course of their life when they reach the breaking point of oppression.  more »
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  • Brought my family. Telling them about history is one thing but being able to show them makes a huge difference. I really appreciate this center for preserving this portion of history. It was definitely worth the trio from Atlanta.
  • Great museum, lots of really 'bring it home's visual aids alongside movie and sound clips throughout. A very interactive kind of experience that brings up lots of emotions for what people had to go through for their rights. Would recommend.

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