Throughout our country lies so much history regarding the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1960′s, our ancestors died while fighting for racial equality to exist. While there are so many historic locations in our country, here are seven of the major must-see Civil Rights landmarks.

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1. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The national memorial  covers four acres of land, and is where the leader delivered his iconic and most inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech. The monument is a part of the National Mall, and is open for the public to visit. His dream lives on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and this is a must-see and landmark on any Civil Rights trips. The memorial itself is a 30-foot statue of King, and he is carved into a Stone of Hope. There are also two large boulders that the Stone of Hope emerges from, which represent Hope and Despair. His speech in 1963 is framed and cut into the rock, reading, “”Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”