Civil Rights Sites

If you’re looking to explore Civil Rights sites and want to find the best places to view the history of the Civil Rights movement then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s an initial selection of Civil Rights sites below and you can find interesting places to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Civil Rights sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Civil Rights sites.

Our database of Civil Rights historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Civil Rights Movement (US) sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Civil Rights Movement (US): Site Index

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Bethel Baptist Church

One of the most important Civil Rights sites, Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama was the headquarters of local civil rights activists and played a crucial role in the US Civil Rights movement.

The site of Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama played a crucial role in the fledgling American Civil Rights movement. From 1956 until 1961 Bethel Baptist Church was the headquarters of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights which strove to ensure equal rights through non-violent means and fought... Read More

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DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago looks at the history of Africans and Americans of African descent.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is a museum in Chicago which explores the history and culture of African Americans. Its exhibits include several murals, paintings and sculptures representing prominent African Americans and an exhibit looking at the history of African Americans in the armed forces. The DuSable Museum... Read More

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Martin Luther King Jr National Site

The Martin Luther King Jr National Site explores the life of the leader of the African-American civil rights movement.

The Martin Luther King Jr National Site in Atlanta, Georgia is dedicated to commemorating the life of the leader of the African-American civil rights movement and chronicling his campaign for racial equality. Born on 15 January 1929, Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister who came to lead a non-violent... Read More

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National Civil Rights Museum

The site where the father of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr, was gunned down. It is one of the most important Civil Rights sites.

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel is the sight of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It has in the last several years been turned into the National Civil Right Museum. Across the street from the motel is the building and room in which James Earl... Read More

The King Centre

The King Centre in Atlanta is the final resting place of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the father of the Civil Rights Movement.

The King Centre in Atlanta, Georgia commemorates Martin Luther King Jr, a Baptist minister and the leader of the African-American civil rights movement. Dr King was assassinated on 4 April 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and his joint crypt with his wife is located at the King Centre. Visitors... Read More