The Greatest Civil Rights Story ever Told

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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 to the National Civil Rights Museum.


Museum Events


King Day 2022

On the national holiday, January 17, the National Civil Rights Museum will remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special HYBRID celebration. The museum is open at limited capacity for extended hours and King Day admission will be free for all guests, thanks to the support of FedEx.  Reservations are required.



King Day for the small but mighty

For young virtual viewers, museum educator Dory Lerner will present ideas for children and families to remember Dr. King, his character, and the virtues he taught around love, peace, and justice.  Register for the link.



communities for immunity

Through the Communities for Immunity project, the museum is sharing online resources and a survey to gauge response to the urgency of COVID and getting vaccinated. 




Gay Feldman is a museum and school educator and Outside the Lorraine exhibit curator. She explores the Museum as a memorial pilgrimage site and hosts an experience that informs and transforms our understanding of self and community.  



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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.

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