National Civil Rights Museum News

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

If we forget history it will repeat itself…

Mid-South Peace and Justice hosted a series of workshops called “G.O.T. Power” at the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) this fall. In this post, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center Training Director Gio Lopez reflects on the workshops and their alignment with the mission of NCRM.       At the National Civil Rights Museum, the exhibitions allow us to be witnesses of the history of oppression, racism, pain and sorrow throughout American history. Though... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Selma, on the long continuum of the freedom struggle

  — by Hasan Kwame Jeffries   [Note: This piece was inspired by the author's remarks at a recent event honoring Dr. King’s birthday, hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.  It was published January 21, 2015 on "From the Square," NYU Press blog .]   There is no right more fundamental in a democracy than the right to vote. But fifty years ago, in 1965, African Americans throughout the... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, January 23, 2015

A Better Mid-South

Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers   January 19, 2015   A Better Mid-South_ National Civil Rights Museum - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee This week we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   I can't think of a better time to visit the National Civil Rights Museum in downtown Memphis.   The museum underwent a massive renovation and reopened last year.   I... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, January 23, 2015

NYT Travel Video: 36 Hours In Memphis

The National Civil Rights Museum was recently featured in New York Times' online travel video, "36 Hours in Memphis" featuring interesting things to do in Memphis.  The section describing the museum experience reads:   Lest We Forget – Head downtown to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel (adults, $15). The museum was recently infused with more than $27 million, and the outcome is an informative and visually compelling walk... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary to 50 Years of Voting Rights Protection!

  By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President         One (wo)man, one vote.  This single concept is what our democracy is based on. The Founding Fathers of this country made this so through the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870. Each citizen of the United States of America is born with the right to vote. (This gets a little more complicated when you get to voting representation for territories like Puerto Rico and the District of... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Monday, January 12, 2015