National Civil Rights Museum

Located in the former home of the Lorraine Motel (where, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray), the National Civil Rights Museum traces the history of the African-American freedom movement from the 1600s (when African slaves first rebelled) to modern day struggles. Audio tours and interactive media exhibits help convey the gravity of the situation, but the location and its history provide the greatest emotional kick. The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes in the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally
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