• Book & Author Series: The Lynching

    Jun 1st, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum, Ford Motor Company Theatre

    Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. Morris Dees, the cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, used a brutal race-based killing in 1981 to destroyed the United Klans of America.

    Laurence Leamer, a New York Times bestselling author, chronicles the KKK and its activities in the last half of the 20th century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today.

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  • Night at the Lorraine

    Jun 10th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum, Courtyard

    The Museum celebrates the historical and cultural heritage of the Lorraine Motel during a special event, Night at the Lorraine, on Saturday, June 10, at 7:00pm. While reflecting on the Lorraine Motel in its heyday as a thriving African American business and social center in a segregated society, the retro-themed event will feature entertainment, cuisine, a new exhibition and museum tours reminiscent of the 1950s and 60s when famous patrons lodged at the historic motel.

    The Night at the Lorraine soirée will feature cuisine inspired by iconic, local restaurants that will prepare traditional menus in the richness of Southern hospitality.  Music from 1960s Stax Records staged indoors and outdoors as well as live performances and special guided tours. The purpose of the fundraising event is to highlight the Lorraine as place of refuge where harmony and creativity was allowed to permeate through a difficult period of segregation and discrimination.


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