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National Civil Rights Museum

Category: Monuments + Museums

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38654

Lorraine Motel Coffee Shop
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National Civil Rights Museum - Reviews from across the web

Life Changing Experience - user review
Being a 27 year old caucasian girl from Canada, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. I knew that I would learn many historical things, s...

Stirring - unforgettable - user review
The National Civil Rights Museum is a stirring place to visit. What I will never forget are the accounts of the thousands of individuals, all of the forgotten Rosa Parks th...

Very educational! - user review
As the old saying goes You never know where your going, if you dont know where you been. This museum was very educational. All the articles and exhibits were just ...

National Civil Rights Museum - user review
This well-done museum tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States chronologically, through larger-than-life displays, interactive exhibts, and relics (including a burned-out, fire-bombed bus) that can even cause a white Southerner to pause and reflect. It also places the moveme...

Awesome - user review
Just to walk in the footstep of history was totally awesome. To be able to expirence and see this historic site gives you cold chills. The Lorraine Motel is preserved just as it was th...

A lifetime memory - user review
When we went to Memphis we knew of Beale St but didnt know what else to experience. We took the Mojo Bus Tour our first day and the guide pointed out the Lorrain...

Best Museum in Memphis - user review
Very well done and extremely moving. The fact that the museum is located in the hotel where MLK was assassinated really adds something to the whole experience. I am a white male and t...

i visited this site about 2 weeks ago - user review
what i liked about the place was that it lets the african americans know a little bit more about there history. the experience was fun cause that was my first time ^ in memphis an...

a sombre and humbling experience - user review
I am a british male and visited the Civil Rights museum in apr 2007. I'd like to think I had an idea of how black people were treated in the southern USA, but this museum still shocks a...

Somewhat disappointing - user review
This was a high priority sight for us, so we got there at opening time (9am) on our first day. They weren't open. It was almost 15 minutes before they opened the door. Then they still ...

Educational...good value - user review
You could spend hours at this place. Make sure you find coupons online if you can - its kinda pricey. For students, it cost $10 and $12 for adults. Good experience. They...

we felt very humble - user review
On a visit to memphis from rainy Scotland we were in awe of this wonderful place and as my heading states, we felt extremely humble. Everybody working at the museum was very he...

All Should Come Here - user review
Everyone should visit this place, its great for the whole family. It just reminds you how far we all have come in this world, and all the great people that has made it better. Th...

No title - user review
I want to thank the person for their review from Canada on their life changing review an the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Had I not read the review I would of missed out on the exspire...

National Civil Rights Museum - expert review
South of downtown, the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 has been transformed into the National Civil Rights Museum, an outstanding facility that documents the movement through exhibits and clever audiovisual displays. www.civilrightsmuseum.org. COST: $8.50, free Mon. 3...

Eye-opening Stuff - user review
Everyone in the world should come to this place at least once, just to see the things that we have done to each other over the years over something so superficial as what colour y...

National Civil Rights Museum - expert review
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., came to Memphis in early April of 1968 in support of the city's striking garbage collectors. He checked into the Lorraine Motel as he always did when visiting Memphis. On April 4, he stepped out onto the balcony outside his room and was shot dead by James Earl Ray. The a...

No title - user review
I have visited the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis twice. First, in the mid 90's and then again in the early 2000's. Both time a profound and deeply moving experience. Be prepared for ...

Awesome! - user review
It was so moving to walk through the musuem and take in everything. Dont miss going across the street to the musuem where you can look at the bathroom where its believed ...

Most important site in Memphis to visit...excellent quality. - user review
As you pull up and see the facade of the Lorraine Motel, memories of that fateful day come rushing back. The tragedy, the loss, the uncertain future. Dr King was free at last and we ...

THIS WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND WE PLANE TO GO AGAIN. Any age group should attend. I wish my parents were still living to go there. - user review
This place made me go back in times and understand the struggle. My parents would have love experience visting the museum if they still alive. My overall experience was great and...

A museum that you will never forget - user review
Everything the previous travelers have said is absolutely true. After viewing both buildings and then walking outside and seeing the hotel, the cars as they were and the wreath markin...

The National Civil Rights Museum - user review
This was the most poignant of museums that I visited. This museum traces the struggles of the civil rights movement in this country and it is housed in The Lorraine Hotel, which is the place that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated. As you enter the courtyard to the museum you see two cars t...

IgoUgo: National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, Tennessee - user review
While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can relive history here by visiting the balcony and Dr. Kings room, restored as it was when he was here to support the S...

An Important Location With a Little Controversy - user review
We arrived on a Tuesday, the only day the Museum is closed. We could park for free, and walk to and see the Balcony where Dr King was shot. On a side note, the cars below the room are ...

National Civil Rights Museum - About the Museum
(ca. 1795-1858) sued for his freedom in a Missouri state court, arguing that he had become free when he went to Illinois and Minnesota with his owner. In 1852, the Missouri Supreme Court said that Scott became a slave again when he re-entered Missouri. The case reached the United Stated Supreme Cour...

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN : Reviews of National Civil Rights Museum - Yahoo! Travel
While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can relive history here by visiting the balcony an...

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel - Memphis - Reviews of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel - TripAdvisor
I visited the NCRM with a colleague while in Memphis on business and will DEFINITELY bring my family next year! I took the audio tour, which wasn't bad because you can pause and resume the tour at any point. There is lots of reading (and rightfully so considering the historical significance). While ...

blackagendareport.com - The Troubled Birth of the National Civil Rights Museum
When I returned to Memphis in 1974 from California, the Lorraine Motel was a run-down property in a decaying neighborhood located on the edge of downtown. During the earlier years of racial segregation the Lorraine was one of the most prominent local hotels for black travelers. But this changed once...

National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, TN, 38103 - Citysearch
My friend and I were lucky enough to be in Memphis on vacation at the same time the new wing that incorporates James Earl Ray's boarding house was being dedicated. We explored both the new wing and the main wing and let me tell you this was the most powerful museum I have ever been to. The staf...

National Civil Rights Museum Hotels, Motels & Lodging, Memphis, TN
National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN hotels, motels and other travel lodging options are listed below in order of their distance from National Civil Rights Museum. Click on any Tennessee hotel or accommodation from the list below to view information, details, the current rates or to make reserv...

National Civil Rights Museum | Historical Landmark | Things To Do in Memphis, Tennessee | Travel | Disney Family.com
The Lorraine Hotel -- the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968 -- is the heart of this museum. It and the adjacent gallery are powerful reminders of the struggle for equal rights for all people, regardless of their skin color. The museum depicts the hardship of African-Am...

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