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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
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is just another spectacular work by the famed Maya Lin. Breathtaking in the way it makes you stop and think. The lifelong work of Morris Dees rings through with every step. Bless that man!

Thank MMPJMH
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We visited here on a beautiful quiet sunny day. Read the inscriptions on as much as you can, especially to the children. The civil rights museum is very reasonably priced & staff was very helpful & friendly.

Thank gm112015
Reviewed 27 March 2016

They did an outstanding job honoring all those who fought for freedom and equals rights!! Every time visit this place it ignite a fire in me to do something today and speak up for those who cant speak up for themselves. The fight continues and...More

Thank Cole2002
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a beautiful spot to stand and reflect on all the history of Montgomery. Do take time to pause and to visualize all that has transpired on this historical spot.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I cried this is a moving memorial, so many lives were lost in the struggle for equality never ever take for granted what those before us gave

Thank BishopShelton
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This visually impactful memorial pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the fight against racism in this country. It is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has courageously, and successfully taken on the most egregious and violent of those who continue...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I am so very glad that we were able to visit while the Southern Poverty Law Center was open. We also visited the Rosa Parks Museum and Library. What an amazing experience. This is a must for families traveling through Montgomery. Brought back some very...More

Thank kshawn
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is outside of the actual museum. It is engraved with the freedom fighters of the Civil Rights Movement. It is water that moves over it, but you can run your fingers over the names and touch them.

Thank 1975divatraveler
Reviewed 17 January 2016

As other reviewers have stated, this beautiful memorial by Maya Lin is enhanced by a visit to the Museum, where you really get a sense of some of the suffering that people went through during this period of history. It is very well done. The...More

Thank YallournGirl
Reviewed 13 January 2016

You really need to go inside the Civil Rights Memorial Center to get the full story behind the Memorial. The memorial is even more beautiful and thought provoking when you know the inspiration behind it.

Thank 3gentravelers
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