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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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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 February 25, 2013

We didn't bother to cross road to where shot was from as we ran out of time.
What an excellent museum incorporating the Lorraine Motel.
Anyone interested in Civil Rights & ML King must go!!

Thank Albert K
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

information and pictures very well displayed. not far from the hotel. worth learning about the happenings which went on then.
never again.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have been to the museum many times, I always find something new and interesting. Great place to visit, very educational.

Thank LSGWS3
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

My family and I visited this museum recently. Although it is still under construction, I was still overwhelmed by what an authentic experience it was. They begin with a short introductory film. Then you go upstairs to the museum. I really was not prepared for what was there. They have recreated the exact site from which the shooting supposedly took place. Because there is plexiglass in front of the room, they have created a viewing site right next to it that shows you the view the shooter would have seen. In the next room is the actualy weapon and other authentic pieces of evidence from the crime. There is a lot of information about the days leading up the crime as well as information about multiple theories about the crime. After that, you are allowed to go to the actual site where Dr. King was shot. I have grown up seeing the iconic photo from immediately after the event. Being able to stand in the same site was a really eerie feeling. You can see into the room where Dr. King was staying as well. I will admit that I did not not much about the crime before visiting the museum. However, I immediately bought a book about it after leaving to learn more. This is a fascinating place. It is only a few blocks from a streetcar stop. Admittedly, my 7 year old was a little bored, but I could have spent hours here. You should definitely go if you are in Memphis.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The are in the process of renovating the site but........Just standing there infront of the room where Dr. King was assinated, was so overwhelming as if time was at a stand still. You here music in the background, the cars that were parked outside the room as still there, in the same position. A MUST SEE!!!

Thank Gladys G
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