- Historic Sites
National Civil Rights Museum
The museum showcases the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the role Memphis played during the tumultuous period.
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement. The museum’s exhibits comprise the entire account of the movement, beginning with the early slave revolts of colonial America and culminating in the death of Dr. King and the mysteries surrounding it. The Museum hopes that, through its exhibits and collections, visitors will be inspired to participate in civil and human rights efforts globally.