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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations...more
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To stand near the spot of this tragic event was sobering, to visualize what happened that day 50 years ago, and to read about the struggles of that era. Displays tell how difficult the struggle was for many people. Quite a bit of walking but...More
You can't go to Memphis without visiting the Museum. First we looked at the Lorraine Motel and the fateful balcony where MLK was assassinated. We then moved into the Museum which is housed on two different sides of the street. Prepare for information and emotional...More
We honestly didn't expect the museum to be so good. Allow at least a couple of hours to get a good feel for the exhibits. You could easily spend several hours. It was a very moving experience for both my wife and myself.
I have visited many 'museums' throughout the world and this one is definitely in the top three.
Difficult to sum up all that I learnt - historically, emotionally, educationally - however I wholeheartedly recommend a visit here
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I remember walking past the Lorraine Hotel heading to visit family or hangout downtown.
The National Civil Rights Museum is a must see if you're visiting Memphis.
The Civil Rights Museum is very well done! It covers all the history from early slavery, movements, people involved, etc up to present time. It was amazing how much behind the scenes news that was edited out of general news! The Black people have had...More
If you are interested in the history and fight for civil rights this is an extraordinary place to visit. There is an enormous amount of information but keep moving around and find the section that interests you. Standing next to the balcony where Martin Luther...More
I have an interest in this portion of history. On the day of our visit I found that to read the information was difficult as there were a lot of people congregating at the same narrow junctions and to absorb it without feeling that you...More