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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Alabama

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, opened in 1992, presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through time, from before the movement's inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. The archives of the Institute serve as a national resource for educators and researchers. The Institute hosted the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits. It also partnered with the National Museum of American History to energize history teaching through the professional development program, Let's Do History and a National Youth Summit on Freedom Riders.