Memphis, Tennessee is ground zero for the Civil Rights Movement. No where can this be felt more powerfully than at the National Civil Rights Museum–a sophisticated complex that includes a series of buildings and installations surrounding the Lorraine Motel at 450 Mulberry Street–the very spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Highlights include a tour of the Motel and the Young and Morrow Building, where James Earl Ray fired his shots. Also, as part of the package, spend time learning about the events leading up to MLK’s death and the state of the Civil Rights Movement today. No matter your age or your understanding of the events surrounding the death of MLK, The National Civil Rights Museum is sure to inspire, educate, and move you. Details:450 Mulberry St Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 521-9699 www.civilrightsmuseum.org