Civil Rights Legacy

Alabama was at the heart of the civil rights movement during the mid-20th century. The march from Selma to Montgomery, Rosa Parks’ refusal to take a backseat, and the courageous trips taken by the Freedom Riders are not just events that changed the country, but they also impacted the entire world. The sites of these pivotal moments and more have been preserved and made accessible to everyone, so that the lessons from the fight for human rights can continue to be learned for generations to come.

Alabama's Civil Rights Attractions

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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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The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage Museum

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The fight for American civil rights spanned decades, cities and states – from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, and all the way to Washington, D.C. Chart the course of the Civil Rights Movement through the Civil Rights Trail that begins with the site of school integration and takes you to the scene of Bloody Sunday and finally the Supreme Court of the United States.

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