Home – CTA

Civil Rights Institute


Why Visit The BCRI?

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.

About The BCRI

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, part of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham.

BCRI 30th Anniversary Celebration

Culminating a week of festivities, our commemoration will feature a night of great conversations, performances, reflection and a one-night-only special exhibit highlighting thirty years of archival acquisitions and exquisite programs. Take part in the festivities as we present the 2022 Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award and other honors.

Race to Freedom: African Americans in Sports & The Marathon for Progress

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), in partnership with The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, NASCAR, Honda, Southern Custom Exhibits, Microsoft and The Southern Center for Broadening Participation, is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibit this July in conjunction with The World Games.

The Exhibitions

Suspendisse porttitor mauris ut urna tempus fringilla. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos.

Limited time exhibition

A. G. Gaston

Limited time exhibition

Mothers of The Movement

Limited time exhibition

Race To Freedom

Limited time exhibition

The Color of Baseball

Members are the foundation of BCRI’s community of support.

BCRI Membership

If you’re looking for a way to give back and to invest in the work that we are doing, a general membership is a great way for you to stay up to date on all of our current news and gain access to our exclusive member events.

"I’ve visited several times and I learn something new each time. The tour guides young & older are very knowledgeable and friendly. "
Joyce Young
Museum Goer

Ticket Options

Choose from our comprehensive list of guided, sightseeing, and family packages. We also offer group and student rates!




BCRI Members: Free




Seniors, Military and College Students (With Valid ID)




All children below grade 4 visit BCRI for free.