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Museums and Historic Landmarks
Mission
The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education.
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To strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government through citizenship education
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On April 18, 1882, Sloss Furnaces began producing iron and did not stop until ninety years later. Over the decades, Sloss Furnaces gave rise to the city of Birmingham and served as a battleground for economic, employment and social reform. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces is open to the public as a museum of industry which speaks to the contributions of the working men who labored there. With its massive furnaces, web of pipes, and tall smokestacks, it offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.
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Vulcan Park and Museum is home to the world's largest cast iron statue and features spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham
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