The Civil Rights Act was one of the most exceptional fulfillments of the civil rights movement. that led to more inclusive social and economic flux for everyone over the nation and halted racial discrimination, granting more complete access to support for the minorities, low-income families. Although it’s essential to mark particular happenings with monuments and memorials, it’s also important to acknowledge that ordinary people can make history in everyday spaces. We’ve profiled several Civil Rights Monuments in America just for you, hop in and enjoy this history tour.
The Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama is the heart of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century. CRI will take you through various timelines and details of the Civil Rights movement. The monument was created to acknowledge all protests happened across Alabama, it serves as a reminder of the people’s freedom from violence and discrimination.
The Virginia Civil Rights Memorial—Richmond, Virginia
Commemorates protests on school desegregation in the state. Initiated by former-governor Tim Kaine in 2008. Designed by Stanley Bleifeld, depicting a 16-yer old valiantly leading a revolution, demurring her school’s incompetent learning facilities for African American students. Thus leading to an end of segregation among schools in their state.
Missouri History Museum, Missouri
The Missouri History Museum offers a glimpse into how one city has impacted civil rights’ national story. Here you’ll find exhibits on the story of the four precedent-setting Supreme Court civil rights cases that had their start in St. Louis, as well as artifacts collected during the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, Missouri.
National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
In 1968 the world-respected leader was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel when he was shot. Since 1991, that former motel has housed the National Civil Rights Museum intending to share the Civil Rights Movement lessons while also addressing equality and freedom around the world.
The Civil Rights Memorial—Montgomery, Alabama
The Civil Rights Memorial created by Maya Lin. Where names of 41 people are inscribed on the granite fountain as martyrs, who were killed in the civil rights movement.
Arthur Ashe Monument—Richmond, Virginia
A 12-foot tall bronze sculpture by Paul DiPasquale. Depicting the famous tennis player Arthur Ashe holding a tennis racket in one hand and books in the other, surrounded by children. Back then, he was segregated, denied to enter tennis tournaments and was not allowed to practice on the city’s best courts, until he stood up and brought fame to the USA in the field of sports.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.
It is the world’s largest museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. Ranked as the fourth most-visited Smithsonian museum in its first full year of operation. Having more than 40,000 objects in its collection, displaying about 3,500 of their items for public viewing.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington. D.C.
He started as a slave; self-taught and a very courageous man, an intellect who escaped slavery and sparked hope. He used liberty to become one of the most well-known abolitionists in history and gained President Abraham Lincoln’s respect. Cedar Hill, the home he lived in from 1877 until his passing in 1895 is now the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Daily ranger-led tours offer a look into the remarkable man, family life, and work alongside five American Presidents.