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Birmingham Civil Rights Inst

520 16th St. N. Birmingham AL 35203
(205) 328-9696
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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a "living institution" which views the lessons of the past as crucial to understanding our heritage and defining our future. Since its opening in November of 1992, permanent exhibitions capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who, in the 1950's and 1960's dared to confront the bigotry and racial discrimination of American society....

Located at 16th Street North across the street from Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church, this fascinating gallery tells the story of Birmingham's tragic and triumphant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This state-of-the-art facility utilizes multimedia presentations, photographs and other artifacts to document the African American struggle for...

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) award-winning permanent exhibition is a self-directed journey through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s and on the human rights struggles of today. BCRI is a state-of-the-art facility offering 58,000 square feet of space, including archives, galleries, community meeting rooms, changing exhibit spaces and administrative offices.

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Photos, eye witness videos, documents. Social grandstanding at its best.
Located in Birmingham Civil Rights District part of the National Registered places system.
Not a place for small children because of violent content.

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My children and I enjoyed the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. There was a lot of history in one place. We have also been to the museum in Atlanta so it was hard not to compare. That's why I gave it four stars. There was not...

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This is a really thought-provoking set of exhibits that reminds you of our history and how it is not really that long ago.

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Great museum. We brought the kids here and it was a great opportunity to learn about what was happening in and around Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s.


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THIS IS THE PREMIUM ATTRACTION IN BIRMINGHAM. If you see nothing else in this town, do go to see this. Beautiful exhibit. So many different ways or preseniting the material.

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To enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute can be found at 16th St N 520. The following is offered: Tourist Attractions. The entry is present with us since Sep 8, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Birmingham there are 7 other Tourist Attractions. An overview can be found here.

Since 1990, Birmingham Civil Rights Inst has been providing Museum from Birmingham.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on one of this nation's most significant journeys by capturing the spirit and courage of countless individuals who, during the 1950's and 1960's, dared to confront the bigotry and racial discrimination of American society.

This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.

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