Civil Rights Memorial Center

Civil Rights Memorial Center

Montgomery, AL
Still Seeking Justice

The Maya Lin-designed Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, is an arresting, emotionally powerful experience. In 2004, sixteen years after it was unveiled, the SPLC decided they wanted to do more. So they commissioned EAI to develop a center and exhibit that would build on Lin’s memorial and use the stories of yesterday’s civil rights heroes to inspire tomorrow’s.

Lin’s memorial is an enduring tribute to those who gave their lives for the cause of civil rights. In developing the Center, we delved deeply into these lives, immersing visitors in the struggles of the movement, making them real again, and showing clearly their relevance to problems that persist today.