Memphis- The National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis has a lot to offer. Our first stop was the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated. It’s a very moving history of the movement from the earliest days of slavery through the violent 50s and 60s. Even if you think you know much of the story there is so much more to learn. This is a world class museum.

The motel looks much as it did in 1968 on the outside
The wreath marks the location where King went down
King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers
There is a Montgomery bus where Rosa Parks refused to move
Many displays and images of boycotts marches and protests
This actual bus emphasized the deadly bombings frequently happening during the struggle

We spent 4 hours there and only left because they were closing. There’s still more to see.

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2 Responses to Memphis- The National Civil Rights Museum

  1. Dianne King says:

    Interesting museum


  2. Tony says:

    Great photos! We attended a ranger talk at Lewis Mountain which was a segregated part of Shenandoah when the park first opened. Great discussion resulted with attendees and the ranger. Enjoy Memphis!


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