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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
+1 334-264-0286
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This simple, elegant memorial outside the offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center stands as a silent testimonial to those brave men and women who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and equality. An adjacent waterfall carries a quote from Dr. Martin Luther...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a simple but moving depiction in stone of a timeline of key events in the civil rights movement.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC and this Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery. Like the Wall, this Memorial is also a very powerful and moving tribute to the many people who died in the struggle to end segregation and gain equal...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This memorial is incredibly powerful for its small size. Tour guide was good, the documentary was great, the display outside is moving. Definitely a must-see in Montgomery.

Thank Kate V
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The civil rights struggle was not a happy history and this museum emphasizes the sacrifices many made toward civil rights milestones such as desegregation of public buses in Montgomery and earning the vote in the South.

Thank GailBracci
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tribute to the I forgotten Civil Rights martyrs. Beautiful memorial, great movie, nice pledge displayed at the end. Have your cameras ready for your name to pop up on the huge screen.

Thank pgamma
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