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Museum Events


On June 18 at 11:00am CDT, the National Civil Rights Museum will virtually join nine leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast  for BLKFREEDOM.org to commemorate Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas.

 

On May 25 at 6:00pm Central, a virtual panel of national and local leaders spoke to the current state of specific policies surrounding racial equality, economics, and immigration, focusing the conversation on how such policies are impacting younger generations.

 

Past Virtual Events

Small But Mighty Story time

Small but Mighty Storytime BannerSince 2017, the Museum has presented its Small but Mighty Storytime for Young Activists and Families.  With the recent pandemic, the museum’s Education Department is delivering this program online with virtual book readings by museum K-12 Educator, Dory Lerner.  The sessions are a time to explore new interests, discover exciting places, and learn history while at home and engage young minds. Dory will introduce principles of nonviolence and peace, encourage friendship and discuss activism. As she reads stories aloud and demonstrates fun activities, her goal is to realize the potential in young listeners to help make the world a better place.

 

At the Lorraine Newsletter

Spring 2021 – We reopened to the public on March 1 after closing at the end of 2020. We are operating with limited capacity, with the hopes of increasing visitors gradually through the summer, our peak season. We continue to provide our visitors and staff with a safe environment by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and sanitizing throughout the day. Learn our new hours of operation and make a reservation to visit at www. civilrightsmuseum.org/visit.

 

#IMAGINEANAMERICA

ImagineAnAmerica is a digital platform that heightens awareness of the privilege and necessity of voting. It encourages us to get out and vote, no matter what!  It connects voters to resources that enable community activism and accountability.

 

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit

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Outside the Lorraine

The courtyard is the first place where museum visitors confront assumptions about the Movement. The photographs in this exhibit convey unspoken messages that inform and influence how we understand our world. The exhibit runs April 10, 2021 to April 4, 2022.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

This walk-up kiosk combines two video archives into one interactive display. The exhibit runs for multiple years.

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From the Vault: Collections Blog

Click to check out the latest artifacts and photos From the Vault, our collections blog.

National Civil Rights Museum Blogs

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

  • Statement on the Verdict of the Derek Chauvin Case on the Murder of George Floyd Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    The verdict is in. Derek Chavin is guilty on all counts. What does this mean? Justice was served in this case. Justice prevailed. But the justice we need is bigger than the verdict of this on...
  • Stop Asian Hate Thursday, March 18, 2021
    America’s hate problem persists. We know that Blacks have been victims of hate crimes in pretty much every category since the FBI started gathering data more than 20 years ago. We can go back f...
  • Farewell Terri Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    By Herb Hilliard Chair, Museum Board of Directors Terri Lee Freeman answered the call to lead the National Civil Rights Museum in November 2014. She arrived just a few months after the muse...