National Civil Rights Museum TN

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. The Museum was dedicated on July 4, 1991 and officially opened to the public on Sept. 28, 1991. Since opening the museum records more than 5 million to the site. Opened to the public on Sept. 28, 2002, Exploring the Legacy, is a 12,800 sq. ft. expansion project aimed at addressing three key questions: did the movement die with Dr. King, was James Earl Ray the assassin and, what is the legacy of the movement?