National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis , Tennessee , United States

About National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel is the sight of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

It has in the last several years been turned into the National Civil Right Museum. Across the street from the motel is the building and room in which James Earl Ray fired the shots and this also forms part of the museum.

As well as examining the events that led to the assassination and the investigation that followed, the National Civil Rights Museum hosts a number of exhibitions chronicling key episodes of the US civil rights movement and its legacy.

Related Places

The King Centre

The King Centre in Atlanta is the final resting place of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.


Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama was the headquarters of local civil rights activists and played a crucial role in the US Civil Rights movement. It was attacked on three separate occasions by extremists.


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