04.04.2014 - News

National Museum of the Civil Rights opened after reconstruction

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis opened eighteen months after reconstruction.


The updated museum, located in the motel Lorraine, where Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, new artifacts and films.

Visitors can go to the reconstructed slave ship posylity in the courtroom and listen to the music and the poetry of motion “Power black” 1960-70′s. Exhibits highlight the 500- year history, covering the slave trade, the Civil War , racial segregation and the movement for civil law.

Along with the new and improved exhibits , there are traditional, such as a copy of Montgomery, Alabama, bus on which Rosa Parks went and sanitation truck from Memphis times of strikes in 1968.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: usatoday.com