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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. PutBirmingham 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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Driving from Nashville to New Orleans recently took us through Birmingham, and we decided to spend the night there specifically so that we could take time to visit this museum. I'm old enough to...
Driving from Nashville to New Orleans recently took us through Birmingham, and we decided to spend the night there specifically so that we could take time to visit this museum. I'm old enough to... more »
Great museum with a prime location in Birmingham, right next to Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church. This museum isn't too expensive and very educational. The displays are powerful...
Great museum with a prime location in Birmingham, right next to Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church. This museum isn't too expensive and very educational. The displays are powerful... more »
I went here at the beginning of November. I was so grateful my friends and I bought tickets online because it was sold out the day that we went. I highly recommend going to this museum as there is a lot of history that is shared and for us to learn about. Everyone was so kind and helpful, and I encourage you to check out their gift store!
Wonderful museum, right in the heart of one of the most dramatic scenes of the civil rights movement. Give yourself a couple of hours at least; worth the visit. The exhibits were powerful and informative. Learned a lot.
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