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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN,...

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 of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.

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Take your time and think about what happened her in 1968. Violent times in our country and such a sad and tragic event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take your time and think about what happened her in 1968. Violent times in our country and such a sad and tragic event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughy enjoyed this visit, thought provoking and interesting... learn so much about human and civil rights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history. Being from the upper Midwest and born in the 1970's I don't think I really had an appreciation for the difficulties people have gone through in the history of this country. Great learning experience for our 15 year old (and her parents ).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you loved "The Butler" or "Selma" go here and check out the background of those movies. Take your time, there's so much information in a very interesting exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great experience, emotional to say the least. I did not care much for the opening video, which took me away from the energy I felt walking into the museum. Once in the hallway and looking into the room that Martin Luther King Jr. stayed in his last hours of life, I was overwhelmed by emotion.

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Well organized and engaging presentation, covering oppression from the origins of slavery, through the Civil War and Jim Crow, to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Dramatic and poignant. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us went to the museum after a great lunch at Gus Fried Chicken and walked over The museum was excellent for around 2 hours to see the history of civil rights along with the role it had in Memphis. A must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did not expect to enjoy this, I just went to fill time. But I thought it was excellent. It really made me reflect on how bad things were earlier in my lifetime, how much progress has been made and how far there is to go. Don't miss it, it is the highlight of my visit to Memphis.

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Sooo awesome! Great history lesson for my son, which is what brought us to Memphis. A must see, but make sure you give yourself at least 2 hours to get through the museum.

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The museum is housed on the motel were Dr. King was shot in '68. It was both emotional and informative, showing in a very detailed manner all the events that contribuited to a revolution on civil rights in the country. Due to the amount of information, takes about 3h30min to go through the hole exhibition. I was very impressed.

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