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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203-1911
1 Review
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$$
Hours of operation: 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1pm - 5


1 Review for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

December 23 2010
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"A History of Human Rights"

This museum is nicely done! Located in a historically rich area of town, near the historic 16th Street Baptist Church.

I navigated it with a toddler and baby in a stroller, but it would be even more meaningful to children who could read and understand.

There are exhibits about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's AND current day human rights struggles.

Some parts have a hands on/ interactive aspect to them. In a very moving exhibit called "barriers", you see replicas of ways things were segregated before civil rights: drinking fountains, soda shop counters. There is a bus that you can walk on to and see the signs about where whites and blacks were to sit.

In another section of the museum there is a replica of the bombed Greyhound Bus that the Freedom Riders rode.

Lots of good stuff, and informative movies and audio clips all along the way.

 
 

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