Apartments Near Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Apartments in Birmingham
Birmingham was home to some of the most famous, and often horrible, events in the Civil Rights era, so as Birmingham apartment-ites, you owe it to yourself to remember and honor these events whenever possible. One place still keeping the memory of the men, women that lived, and events that transpired those many years ago is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Honoring both the victorious figures that came forth and helped the African American community to stand strong, and the famous figures who had to fall to get the attention of a nation, the museum is a testament to lives and lost and won during one of the tumultuous times that our nation has ever faced, reminding us all of the sacrifices that were made for equality and freedom.
Birmingham apartment-ites begin their self-guided tour of the museum with a twelve minute film called "Going Up to Birmingham", covering the beginning Birmingham from its founding 1871, and following it as it gained national attention throughout the years. Following that is a touching portrait of life for African Americans during the days of segregation in the 1920s to 1950s in the Barriers Gallery. After that is the Confrontation Gallery, home to many exhibits on the violence that erupted along with segregation in the South, followed by the Movement Gallery, taking visitors through the days of the Civil Rights Movement, featuring exhibits on the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, as well as several fascinating media instalations. Step through the Processional Gallery, where you'll see a "walk to freedom", as well as a view of Kelly Ingram Park, home to some of the most famous of protests in Alabama. The museum features many more galleries and exhibitions, but you'll just have to make your way down there to find out more for yourself.
No man is an island, and we are all influenced by both the world that moves alongside us, and the history that behind us, so its important to explore the world outside our own Birmingham apartments, and one place to do just that is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, where some of the most famous events and figures of African American history are put on full display to remind us all the sacrifices and triumphs that so many African Americans went through before they finally found freedom.