Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203- Map It
Phone: (205) 328-9696

AAA Editor Notes

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th St. N., is a museum and a research and education facility that contains permanent exhibits describing Birmingham's civil rights movement and worldwide human rights struggles. An 8-minute introductory movie details class struggles and violent labor strikes occurring in the early 20th century between wealthy Birmingham steel industrialists and coal miners. Touch-screen monitors in the Arrington Resource Gallery offer access to an audiovisual history library.
$12; $6 (college students with ID); $5 (ages 65+); $3 (non-Jefferson County students in grades 4-12); free (non-Jefferson County students in grades K-3, Jefferson County residents ages 0-17 and to all Sun.).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.