Celebrating 30 years!

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This history is more important than ever.  We remain seriously committed to the safety of our guests and staff and to sharing the stories that changed our nation. We invite you to be a change maker. Schedule your visit the National Civil Rights Museum.

 

Past Virtual Events

Small But Mighty Story time

Small but Mighty Storytime BannerSince 2017, the Museum has presented its Small but Mighty Storytime for Young Activists and Families.  With the recent pandemic, the museum’s Education Department is delivering this program online with virtual book readings by museum K-12 Educator, Dory Lerner.  The sessions are a time to explore new interests, discover exciting places, and learn history while at home and engage young minds. Dory will introduce principles of nonviolence and peace, encourage friendship and discuss activism. As she reads stories aloud and demonstrates fun activities, her goal is to realize the potential in young listeners to help make the world a better place.

 

 

At the Lorraine Newsletter

Summer 2021 – As the museum celebrated its 30th anniversary, some of the same ideals that built this sacred place continue to sustain it, especially in these last nearly two years. These ideals resulted in collaboration and the desire to teach, inspire and uphold a world-changing history. The National Civil Rights Museum team, now ably led by Dr. Russell Wigginton, celebrated its 30th Anniversary in September 2021. It looks forward to the next 30 years of growth - as a key national thought leader ready to innovate, educate and inspire.

 

#IMAGINEANAMERICA

ImagineAnAmerica is a digital platform that heightens awareness of the privilege and necessity of voting. It encourages us to get out and vote, no matter what!  It connects voters to resources that enable community activism and accountability.

 

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit

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Outside the Lorraine

The courtyard is the first place where museum visitors confront assumptions about the Movement. The photographs in this exhibit convey unspoken messages that inform and influence how we understand our world. The exhibit runs April 10, 2021 to April 4, 2022.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

This walk-up kiosk combines two video archives into one interactive display. The exhibit runs for multiple years.

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From the Vault: Collections Blog

Click to check out the latest artifacts and photos From the Vault, our collections blog.

National Civil Rights Museum Blogs

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

  • Museum Statement on the Passing of Secretary Colin Powell Monday, October 18, 2021
    The National Civil Rights Museum expresses deep sorrow in the passing of 1997 Freedom Award honoree, Secretary Colin L. Powell. Secretary Powell was appointed by President George W. Bush as the 6...
  • Museum Statement on the Passing of Bob Moses Monday, July 26, 2021
    The National Civil Rights Museum mourns the passing of civil rights icon Bob Moses, a visionary leader, innovative educator and champion for voting rights.  Moses received the museum’s ...
  • Museum Selects Russell Wigginton as New President Thursday, July 1, 2021
    The National Civil Rights Museum has named Dr. Russell Wigginton as the museum’s next president.  Wigginton will begin his new position on August 1. He brings 29 years of experience in ed...
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