Rocket City Civil Rights is a North Alabama nonprofit that seeks to archive, advocate and assist in social reform rooted in Huntsville’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. Truth, integrity and accessibility are our guiding principles to advance our mission through exhibitions, education and civic engagement. Our hope is for generations to critically apply lessons from Huntsville’s past to further foster its growth into the twenty first century.
Alabama is nationally known for its Civil Rights era history due to the national recognition of cities such as Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery. The city of Huntsville has often been overlooked. From NASA to early protest and sit-ins—from school desegregation and integration to business and the Arts, Huntsville has its own powerful contribution to the civil rights movement and we want to share it!