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“A piece of history”

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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$48.00*
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour
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Ranked #1 of 160 things to do in Memphis
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I had the privilege of visiting the museum on Martin Luther King Day and it was quite the experience. There were all sorts of activities going on. This is a must see for all Americans, particularly for children.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

A great piece of history. Even though part of the museum was closed during our visit, we were still able to enjoy the experience

Thank Jagarose
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We toured the museum and found it to be very interesting. We had the opportunity to view the inside of the hotel room from the window which was very touching.

We would definitely return.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The museum was excellent. A sad and moving experience, showing many events that took place during the fight for civil rights. It was very innovative the way they incorporated into the museum the very building (the Lorraine Motel) where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You were able to view the exact place on the balcony where he'd been standing, and the motel room that he'd been staying as well. Across the street is a small museum and the boarding house room where James Earl Ray did the shooting.

1  Thank Jaoci1
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have visited several Civil Rights Museums. This museum is the best. Unfortunately this is the one of the hardest times in our history, but it had to occur to correct the injustice of all minorities. That period of time was the beginning of a long difficult road in history.

2  Thank Peggy S
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