National Civil Rights Museum

As we drove to our AirBnB, we passed a familiar image, the Lorraine Motel.IMG_8415 It was a bit of a punch to the gut seeing the balcony where Martin Luther King was shot. I didn’t realize that the motel was part of the National Civil Rights Museum. It also includes the building across the street where the shots were fired from. The exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from the 17th century until today.

We spent about four hours there. It is an excellent museum, but we left emotionally exhausted. I guess that means the museum exhibits were effective.

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