National Civil Rights Museum News

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

It's the Inevitable

        by Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President   I, like many of you, have been fixated to the news reports of the unrest in Baltimore. However, for me, it is personal.   Having left the Maryland area just six months ago where we worshipped in west Baltimore, around the corner from the mall that was ransacked, I was watching my hometown be torn apart. And like many of you, I was horrified at the lawless actions of a few that did such... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Crafts of Freedom

  by  Scott Newstok     On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was summoned to the  Bishop Mason Temple  in Memphis to address the  striking sanitation workers  and their supporters. King wasn’t scheduled to speak at the rally, but Reverend Ralph Abernathy, sensing the crowd’s disappointment, had persuaded King to come from the Lorraine Hotel to make a few remarks. Poor pay, unjust working conditions, and two tragic... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Monday, April 6, 2015