World Monuments Fund Presents

20 Places That Changed the World

Included among the 25 sites on the 2018 World Monuments Watch were the Alabama Civil Rights Sites, a consortium of 20 homes, churches, and community spaces in Alabama that were at the epicenter of the African-American Civil Rights movement. Today, many are privately owned, architecturally unassuming, and located in areas of high poverty. Better appreciation and protection for these historically significant sites is necessary. Organized by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, consortium leaders seek not only to preserve the buildings but also to be catalysts for revitalization by engaging a new generation.


Click to uncover the stories behind each of the 20 places included in the Alabama Civil Rights Sites consortium.