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Let’s Rededicate Ourselves to the Cause of Justice – SPLC Celebrates 40 Years

You’ll get in-depth briefings on SPLC‘s work from our senior staff and special guests. Learn what goes on behind the scenes of our investigations. Watch our award-winning Teaching Tolerance films.

Wall of Tolerance

At the Civil Rights Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, you’ll see the water flow over the 40 names of those who gave their lives in the struggle of equality. The simplicity and power of the Memorial will remind you of how far we’ve come and how far we have to go.

In the Civil Rights Memorial Center, you’ll feel as though you’re standing at the crossroads of history. You’ll see the names of the hundreds of thousands on the Wall of Tolerance who have taken a public stand for racial justice and tolerance. You too can affirm your dedication to the cause by adding your name to the Wall.

The struggle for civil and human rights continues. The SPLC staff and our supporters remain vigilant in our efforts to win equality and justice for victims of hate and others who have no other champion.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Event

Is there a charge?
No, but you must RSVP to the event for admittance.

Where do I stay in Montgomery?
We have a list of available hotels within 10 miles of SPLC. Additional hotel information is available from the Montgomery Visitors Bureau.

How do I get to Montgomery?
Montgomery has a regional airport serviced by Delta, US Airways and American Airlines. You can also fly into the Atlanta airport (153 miles from Montgomery) or the Birmingham, Alabama, airport (97 miles from Montgomery).

When should I arrive?
SPLC anniversary events will take place most of the day on Saturday, April 30. There will be special SPLC and Civil Rights Memorial Center tours and other opportunities to meet SPLC staff on Friday, April 29, and Sunday morning, May 1.

Is transportation provided?
The downtown Montgomery hotels are within walking distance of SPLC. Taxi service and public transportation are limited in Montgomery. Please plan your transportation needs accordingly.

What else can I see in Montgomery?
Montgomery boasts a wealth of historic attractions, and the city’s Visitors Bureau has developed a suggested itinerary for those who wish to explore the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, Selma, Alabama, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge – the site of Bloody Sunday – are approximately 45 miles from Montgomery.

Individuals requesting more than five tickets:
If you need more than five tickets, please write your request in the comments section of the RSVP page or call 334-956-8269.

What is the appropriate attire?
The entire weekend will be casual. Average high temperature in April is 78 degrees.


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