Barbara David

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The National Civil Rights Museum at the Loraine Hotel


MLKA somber, but historically important Memphis attraction honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and all people who work for civil rights.  The National Civil Rights Museum at the Loraine Hotel, memorializes the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated. 

We visited at the start of renovations, and saw films, exhibits, and investigation materials of the James Earl Ray case, including the actual rooming house bathroom where Ray took aim.  the room

Even more powerful, we had the opportunity to stand on the second-floor balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where King was shot.  

roomThis stirring experience ended February 2, 2014, but the renovations promise a more immersive experience.

National Civil
Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-9699

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