The Civil Rights Memorial
The Civil Rights Memorial, sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is both sobering and inspiring. Water flows over a table which bears the names of those who died during the modern (1950s-1960s) civil rights movement, black and white alike. The wall behind the table is inscribed with an excerpt from the Old Testament Book of Amos, quoted in the historical speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "... Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."
This touching tribute is a solemn reminder of the price we all pay for equality. It was designed by Maya Lin, who also is responsible for the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
There is no admission charge.