{memphis} civil rights @ lorraine motel

April 25, 2016

I would argue that one of the best places to visit in Memphis (or perhaps all of Tennessee) is the National Civil Rights Museum. This amazingly engaging museum is located right at the former Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In fact, you can even go inside the room where he stayed during his time in Memphis. That’s not even the best part though. I have never been in another museum that gives such a comprehensive look into a subject and engages the visitor in so many different ways through visuals, audio, lights, movies, and actual artifacts that you can climb up into. Visitors literally get to walk through all the events of the Civil Rights Movement and just when you think it’s over (with MLK’s death) you can cross the street into the “annex” where you can see all the theories behind the assassination, where James Earl Ray was when he killed MLK, and where the Civil Rights Movement is now because it’s clearly not over. Seriously, what an amazing adventure his museum offers!

Read about our other Memphis adventures: cafe-style soul fish

A civil photo adventure:

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2 Responses to “{memphis} civil rights @ lorraine motel”

  1. annalice said

    oh wow looks like a really great museum! how much was the admission?

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