The National Civil Rights Museum chronicles the American civil rights movement. It's a part of the USA's history that is difficult to share, but it is a story that needs to be told. Visitors will be moved beyond measure.
The museum is located next to the Lorraine Motel, the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The facade of the motel is relatively unchanged from that day. MLK was the Lorraine Motel’s most famous guest having stayed numerous times while visiting the city. He was shot while turning from his balcony back to his room - 306 - which visitors to the museum can get a glimpse of.