While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can relive ... More
National Civil Rights Museum
While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can relive history here by visiting the balcony and Dr. King's room, restored as it was when he was here to support the Sanitation Worker's strike. Through interactive multimedia exhibits you participate in the civil rights movement and learn its history from the 1600s through Rosa Parks and the freedom riders until today.
This was such a wonderful and emotional experience for me. From the moment I stepped out of my vehicle and began to tour the museum I felt a chill bumps all over my body...This is a must see!!! I will be taking my children real soon..
This place is amazing!!! It touches you from your soul. We got here right before it closed and we were so glad we got to see this. It's better than Graceland, by far. It look's like a crapy old motel, but it's the best museum I have every been to and everyone should go.
My two 10- yr old Grandclildren and I enyoyed the nuseum . Very good history, and I an very happy that we took the time to visit. The displays and film The Witness were awesome, and we were enlightened by all the facts and ibformation. WE will always see Dr King in a new and more respected light. Pat from Louisiana
It was an amazing place to visit; while there was a lot to read there was obviously a big story to tell. I appreciated the bus exhibit where you got to sit down and be told to move to the back so you can at least get a small taste of what it was like to be treated so indecently. Thank you for preserving such a worthwhile site; I love that it still looks like a motel from the outside just as it did in Dr. King's day.
This was very emotional, but I think every should visit. I can definetly appreciate the history in this place and I am thankful to those that endure those terrible hardships so that we can have some freedom today!!!
My kids & I loved this place we learned so much I think we were in there for over 2 hours and still did not read everything we a couple of ladies that were infront of us that had marched in Salem they knew alot of the people in the pictures and it was great to hear a first hand account of history they were wonderful & we found out so much. We will be going back
This was an excellent museum and I recommend you visit this place if you are going to Memphis. My favorite part was the short movie The Witness. It was touching and very emotional. Things I never knew about MLK were in this movie (and I thought I knew everything). The one negative is that there is A LOT of reading, but if you take the guided tour it is not necessary to read everything (and it's great for the kids). I would come back to Memphis just for this!
Having grown up during the Civil Rights movement,I found it to be excellent!!I It was also very emotional.I took my 24yr old daughter and she said ,Wow Mom!!.I recommend taking the audio tour because it'll really enhance the tour.
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