Civil Rights Legacy

The heart of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century was founded here. Go behind the scenes of the lives of those that started a movement. From Rosa Parks’ refusal to take the back seat to the courageous Freedom Riders, Alabama is home to some of the most pivotal moments in history. Here, you can encounter an era of triumph and tragedy. You can celebrate moments that not only redefined our state but also our nation and world forever. There are many interactive exhibits and museums dedicated to the Movement allowing you to reflect on the past and look to a future where all are indeed equal.

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Whether it's walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge or touring 16th Street Baptist Church, Alabama has some of the most enriching civil rights experiences waiting for you.

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The Legacy Lives

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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Rosa Parks Museum and Childrens Wing

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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Freedom Rides Museum/ Historic Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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Rosa Parks Museum and Childrens Wing

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Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Freedom Rides Museum/ Historic Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

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Guides Tours Or Rides
Birmingham area
Birmingham, AL
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Museum
Judge Hughes Rd. (CR 183)
Eutaw, AL 35462
Shotgun houses depicting African-American life from the 1930s-1960s. Named for Civil Rights pioneers, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy.
Museum
1030 Tuscaloosa Ave.
Gadsden, AL 35901
Central High, the predecessor of Carver High School, served Gadsden's African-American community from 1934-36. Museum development under way.
Historic Site
308 N. Cherry St.
Dothan, AL 36302
Declared "Mother Church" of AME denomination in Alabama. State's oldest AME church. Originally organized as Colored Methodist Church in 1877.
Historic Site
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104