Monday, March 11, 2013

Civil Rights Museum

During our recent drive across the country we stopped for an extra day in Memphis. We had a few things on our list of things to do -- the Civil Rights Museum, a tour of St. Jude, and spending time with family. Graceland was not on the list.

The Civil Rights Museum is at the Lorraine Motel which is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated.



Part of the museum was closed for some renovations but to compensate they have the room that he was staying open so you could look in. It looked very much like a  1960's motel room.


The museum part that was open was across the street where the boarding house was located it was from the open window in the bathroom that the shot went out across the street.


One of the interesting things in the museum was just to see the evidence. They had quite a bit of evidence there which was interesting from a law enforcement side and detective work.

We have not studies much of this time period -- we did learn about Brown and the Board of Education. It is nice when you can visit a place or museum after studying about it but sometimes you have the opportunity to go and so you take that opportunity and then later talk about and remember what you saw.


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