The Museum is OPEN on Tuesday, APRIL 4, for the special kickoff for MLK50 Commemoration. Admission is not included with the 4:00 Commemoration event, which is free, open to the public and held in the Courtyard. Click for more info.
 

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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103 (901)521-9699

Hours and admission

Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Adult $15.00
Seniors & Students w/ID $14.00
Children 4–17 years $12.00
3 and under Free
Members Free
Accessibility

With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests.  With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests.

To arrange a tour guide for hearing or visually impaired guests, contact Guest Services at (901) 521-9699or email dhubbardsmith@civilrightsmuseum.org. These groups are limited to no more than ten people per tour guide.

For hearing-impaired guests, assisted listening devices for the museum’s two main theater experiences and transcripts for audio elements within the exhibitions are available upon request at the admissions desk. All films have open captions at the bottom of the screen.  Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.

Security Screenings

All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.

 

 

Dolores Documentary

Join us for an exclusive screening the documentary DOLORES, a narrative of the defiant Hispanic feminist, Dolores C. Huerta, followed by a conversation with the esteemed labor reform, civil rights activist.

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Distinguished Speaker

As a part of the Catalyst for Change Distinguished Speaker Series and the Gandhi-King Conference, the Museum presents Valarie Kaur, activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, media commentator, educator, entrepreneur and Sikh interfaith leader. The event is also part of the Gandi King Conference.

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6:01 Commemoration

The annual Commemoration at the National Civil Rights Museum is a community-focused observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his death and is the kick-off event for the yearlong MLK50 Commemoration.

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MLK50 Commemoration

The Museum will observe the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.

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TARGET FREE FIELD TRIPS

Thanks to Target, the Museum is offering free museum field trips for students in grades 4-12 in Memphis Metro Area Title 1 schools. Free transportation for Shelby County School District Title 1 schools. EDUCATORS, apply through May 5, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!

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Special exhibit

Los Angeles Uprising 1992 by José Galvez, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer featuring art installation "Florence and Normandie" by Lawrence Matthews captures the aftermath as people and communities struggled to put themselves back together again.  Twenty-five years later, these images and footage compel us to reconsider the impact and legacy of this critical moment in American history, the Los Angeles Uprising.Gallery talk and reception on April 13.  Exhibit showing March 13 – April 29, 2017.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. The exhibit runs for multiple years.

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"There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Become a Charter Member

Members are vital to the museum’s long-term viability and mission. Museum members receive the following yearly benefits:


  • unlimited admission for one year
  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
  • member-exclusive exhibit preview invitations
  • free admission to special after-hours educational programs
  • e-newsletter listing

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$50/year
  • Admission for one adult only + 2 single-use guest passes
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$75/year
  • Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 4 single-use guest passes
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Sustainer

$250/year
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Charter patron and corporate memberships are also available.

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National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

  • TWENTYSEVENTEEN Friday, January 6, 2017
    By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President 2017 has arrived. How I wish I could list the incredible accomplishments that took place in 2016 to provide equitable access to opportunity, move justice for...
  • Three Lessons from the Election Monday, November 28, 2016
    By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President   Like Everyone in America, I have spent time reflecting on the election.  Not just Tuesday, November 8, but the 18 months leading up to Electio...
  • Wake Up America! Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    By Terri Lee Freeman Museum President Something is drastically wrong in America.  It was earlier this summer when we thought we had seen the worst of the assaults on African-American men by ...