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April 29, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
National Civil Rights Museum: Wreath at site of King assassination at old hotel building
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National Civil Rights Museum Virtual Tour: “The Long Walk to Freedom”

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Take a virtual tour of the museum at the Historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and hear in-depth stories from the modern civil rights movement.

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, is at the site of the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The motel transitioned into the museum in September 1991, and chronicles the key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement. Museum visitors are able to view permanent exhibitions from the rise of slavery in the United States in 1619, to the era of Jim Crow, and the boycotts, marches, and demonstrations to end racial segregation in America throughout the middle of the 20th century. 

Ryan Jones, a historian and educator from the museum, will guide this journey through American history through the lens of the National Civil Rights Museum.

About the National Civil Rights Museum
Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.

Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers and special events, the museum offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.