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Civil Rights District

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Address: Birmingham, AL 35203
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is...

The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.

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A Trip through Civil Unrest in the 60s

As a foot soldier of the 60s, a visit to the Civil Rights District was very touching for me. The statues and replicas of the police, jails, dogs, water hose etc. captures the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a foot soldier of the 60s, a visit to the Civil Rights District was very touching for me. The statues and replicas of the police, jails, dogs, water hose etc. captures the hardships, violence and danger we experienced during that era. The statues tell the stories along with the plaques and the guides. Beautiful displays.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great history lesson. Having grown up in the 50s and 60s you'd think I would have known more about the civil rights era. As a Yankee, I was oblivious to the marches and demonstrations. This part of Birmingham brought it to life. Tour the 16th Street church, the museum, and the life sized statues. Take your time... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I would have given the Civil Rights District five stars, except we did not get to actually get inside the Church or the Museum so I can't review them exactly. It was totally our fault as we had not checked the days they were open. We were only in town for one day, a Monday, so everything we had hoped... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

They have done a very nice job here with the Civil Rights trail and information on areas like the 16th Street Church. The area also includes the Civil Rights Institute and the bridge and park where many key civil rights events happened. Sculptures in the park where the Children's Crusade happened, help to bring events to life for visitors.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My son and I took the walking tour of Birmingham. The Civil Rights District is unbelievable. It was like going back in time and living all of the history I have taught and studied for years.

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Walk the Freedom March trail before visiting the museum. Exhibits are a powerful and chilling representation of civil rights in Birmingham and nation wide. The 20 minute video captures the history and the exhibits display a sharp contrast of the white and black experiences in the south.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This exhibit explores in important American history. It can be painful to confront, but slavery and the post emancipation social, economic, legal, and political systems that followed need to be understood for this country to continued toward the realization of the promise of the Constitution.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was very amazed at this area of Birmingham, the church, the park and statues of Mr.Shuttles worth along with the areas hospitals and the friendliness

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Blue Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great experience wonderful . A must see ! The history is so detailed and the gift shop is great.i would recommend this to everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This area encompasses the civil rights institute, the 16th street church, and a civil rights park with remarkable sculptures. They are within walking distance and would. E well with your time.

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