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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome experience.Every American should visit the museum. It is very interactive and well done. The site of Dr. King’s murder is sobering. However, the museum is very uplifting..

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis a few weeks ago which obviously centers its exhibit around the Lorraine Hotel where American Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was most tragically assassinated in Memphis in 1968.
Dr. King was visiting the city to lead and participate in the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike after these workers had come to no other option but to strike after many mostly African American workers died working for decades in the most unsafe, inequitable, unsanitary conditions possible. During his unforgettable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech given the night before he was killed in April 1968, Dr. King told a group of these striking workers he believed the struggle in Memphis exposed the national need for economic equality and social justice. He was shot and killed while standing on the balcony outside his hotel room the next morning, which you will get to see at this museum. It is a moving visit and you should not miss it!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a must see for everyone. Very emotional, well done and informative. It was our second time and we enjoyed it as much as the first!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Worth a visit for the cost. There is a lot of information which got overwhelming but it’s a very well done museum.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Martin Luther king would be appalled at what I saw there. This museum at the end of the tour has a plaque that associates the civil rights movement to the gay movement of today. That’s a complete joke. I have also seen speeches made on the balcony by people such as Jesse Jackson that spewed nothing but racism. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Ever
Also there is a full time protestor who sits at a little table screaming at white people to go away and don’t patronize the place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PHarold63
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