Learn more about the American civil rights movement.
The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument stands to honor those nonviolent protestors that fought against racial discrimination. It stands for many people's mistreatment, and having this monument in Birmingham, Alabama, is a noteworthy place. Here in Birmingham, in the 1960s, this was the most segregated place in the United States.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth made history here with the Civil Rights movement. Many people of the African American race struggled horribly as they tried to fight for equality. This action by the many thousands of people made an impact in history. In 2017, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument was made and dedicated to preserving the Civil Rights Movements. Here visitors can come to learn the history behind this movement and the impact that it made on our history as a nation.