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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 17 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to go thru in 30 min or less. Film was interesting. You do feel the history. Memorial starting to show wear from elements so hopefully they will refresh.

Thank sasha1117
Reviewed 1 February 2017

very beautiful memorial : the water flowing over the names of the murdered people flowing back into the streams of history gives an appropriate symbolic salute to those who died in order to give others equal chances. It takes only a moment of your time...More

Thank Wouter P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very small exhibit - the memorial is interesting. Worth stopping - doesn't take a long time to visit.

Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We spent quite a while here going through the timeline on the memorial. However, the film that was shown at the Civil Rights Memorial Center put the timeline into perspective. So, best to visit both one right after the other if possible.

Thank Offthecouch65
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We liked the video. It was a nice place to go if you have the time. The video made us aware of others that had been impacted by various events and it was moving. It included current and historical occurrences. We enjoyed putting her name...More

Thank V H
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Civil Rights Memorial is right outside the Civil Rights Memorial Center. It is a small memorial of some of the people who were killed during the civil rights era and some of the events that took place during that period. The memorial is well...More

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I'm not sure why this is listed separately from the Civil Rights Memorial Museum. You need to see the museum to fully appreciate the fountain. Forgetting politics, the fountain from an art and engineering standpoint is excellent.

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

When you visit the center and hear more about the faces in the water, the memorial becomes even more touching.

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is so powerful and the fact that it is guarded 24 hours a day shows that we still as a nation need to improve.

Thank tab845
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This museum gives a great presentation of the struggle for Civil Rights. A touching and powerful tribute to the many people who died and/or were victims of the struggle in the 50s and 60s. Can be done in an hour but you might want to...More

Thank WanderingBob2016
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