Located at 520 16th St N in Birmingham, Alabama, the Birmingham Civil Right Institute (BCRI) is an interpretive museum and research institution centered upon the trials and triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.  Its mission, as per the institute’s website, is “to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future”.

It is situated in the Civil Rights District, which contains the Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre and the 16th Street Baptist Church.  Its location is aligned with the vision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which is to “stand strong as THE CORNERSTONE of the civil rights story, a living memorial with an ongoing mission.”