The Museum presents a timeline of the civil rights struggle relating to African Americans and concentrating on the seminal events of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Exhibits include: Montgomery Bus Boycott; Brown vs. Board of Topeka; Little Rock; The March on Washington; Freedom Movement; March from Selma to Montgomery; Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike; and An American Legacy through the year 2000.
“Exploring the Legacy” the $11 million dollar expansion opened in 2002, is housed in the building where James Earl Ray allegedly fired the shot that killed Dr. King, and includes never before seen evidence surrounding the assassination on exhibit.
The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
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