Alabama Civil Rights

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Alabama Historical Sites
and Civil Rights Memorial

The State of Alabama is well known for its history in Civil Rights. If you are planning a trip to this great state and are interested in learning about Alabama’s historic past, the destinations listed below are well worth the visit.

The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery may be visited at any time of day or night and is located in an open plaza. Paid metered Parking is available around the Memorial Center or you may travel from the Montgomery area visitor center by trolley.

The Civil Rights Memorial Center
in Montgomery


If you travel to Montgomery, Alabama don’t miss the Civil Rights Memorial Center in downtown Montgomery. During your visit to the Center you will relive history through the many exhibits there. These exhibits take you through the turbulent times of the Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The memorial is near other historic sites in the area including some of the destinations listed below. In addition the Memorial is also close to the Alabama State Capitol and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Civil Rights Memorial
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104

The Birmingham Civil Rights District

While visiting Birmingham, Alabama you may stroll through the historic Civil Rights District. The District includes the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a testimony to the ongoing struggle for equality. This museum has galleries, exhibits and meeting rooms. The Civil Rights District also includes the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the scene of one of the most horrific crimes of the Civil Rights era.

Dexter Avenue King
Memorial Church

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is where Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. was a pastor until 1960.

Guided tours of the church are available and you will find a great deal of history and information about the Civil Rights Movement during your visit

The church is an official national historic landmark and it was founded in 1877. Originally the name of the church was the "Second Colored Baptist Church" before it was renamed the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and eventually renamed the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

The name "Dexter" in the church name is to honor Andrew Dexter, the founder of Montgomery.

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church
454 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 263-3970

 

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

The Rosa Parks Library and Museum is owned by Troy University and parking is available in the Troy University parking lot. The Rosa Parks Museum provides all of the information relevant to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This includes exhibits, archives, an auditorium, classrooms and a conference room. This is an interpretive museum that is located on the first floor of a building that also houses the Troy Campus Library.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum
231 Montgomery St
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661

 

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