Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM. Closed Mondays.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
NEWS & ARCHIVES
BCRI is participating in the Blue Star Museums program which offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, as well as members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps) and up to five family members, starting Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 through Labor Day on Monday, September 3, 2018. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.
Our mission is to enlighten each generation on civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.
Fred L. Shuttlesworth Statue
This bronze statue by John Rhoden (1918–2001) was unveiled on November 14, 1992 during the dedication of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It is located on 16th Street North near the entrance to the museum, facing Kelly Ingram Park.
Human Rights Gallery
The Human Rights gallery links the struggle for equality in Birmingham to movements for human rights throughout the world.
The Armored Vehicle
A focal point for the human rights gallery is one of the restored armored personnel vehicles used by Eugene “Bull” Connor in Birmingham.