Making a way out of no way--the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

Jan 15, 2018

The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee--frozen in time
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The Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 serves today as the powerful anchor of the National Civil Rights Museum in MemphisTennessee.

Faith Morris, External Affairs Officer visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer.

March 3rd 1968 Martin Luther King delivered his last speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.

6:01 p.m., April 4th 1968--Martin Luther King was assassinated at the Loraine Motel in Memphis.

Twenty three years later, the National Civil Rights Museum was unveiled and it has continued unabated to showcase and teach the history and legacy of civil rights--from the arrival of the first slaves on the shores of America to lynchings, sit-ins, the Freedom Riders, Rosa Parks in Birmingham, Brown Vs. Board of Education, and the perpetuation of Jim Crow today.

School field trip to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel Memphis, Tennessee
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Burnt out Greyhound Freedom Bus on display at National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee
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Faith Morris, Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer at National Civil Rights Museum greets visitors
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