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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103 (901)521-9699

Hours and admission

Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesdays CLOSED
Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Adult $17.00
Seniors 55+ & Students w/ID $15.00
Children 5-17 years $14.00
4 and under Free
Members, Active U.S. Military Free

Power of Place

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LIVESTREAM: CATALYST FOR CHANGE SPEAKER SERIES

Join us and Catalyst for Change speaker Ernesto Cortés February 6, 2020, at 6:30pm CST as he discusses how economic recovery has squeezed out segments of society and what can be done about it. How do we organize for economic power?

Accessibility

With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests.  With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests.

To arrange a tour guide for hearing or visually impaired guests, contact Guest Services at (901) 521-9699or email admission@civilrightsmuseum.org. These groups are limited to no more than ten people per tour guide.

For hearing-impaired guests, assisted listening devices for the museum’s two main theater experiences and transcripts for audio elements within the exhibitions are available upon request at the admissions desk. All films have open captions at the bottom of the screen.  Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.

Security Screenings

All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.


Ernesto Cortes, Jr.

On Thursday, February 6 at 6pm, Catalyst for Change speaker Ernesto Cortés, Jr. will speak on “Economic Recovery for Whom?: Who gets squeezed and what we can do about it."  He will address the toll the Great Recession took on people of color, how the corporate recovery in no way translated to individuals, and how organizers can create policy change.

 

OVERGROUND RAILROAD

Candacy Taylor's book Overground Railroad shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America. The author shares her explorations on February 27.

 

Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Fellowship

In partnership with Memphis Teacher Residency and Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, the museum encourages college juniors and seniors of color to apply for teaching assistant fellowships in a math-focused summer camp for rising 7th graders in Memphis.  Apply by the deadline on February 15.

 

Upcoming Events

The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!

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From the Vault: Collections EXHIBIT

This year’s From the Vault exhibition offers the public a glimpse into the museums collections by highlighting the museum’s recent acquisitions and donations. Showing January 18 – April 2020.

 

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. 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.

"There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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National Civil Rights Museum News

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

  • 400 Years Later. The Historical Truth. Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Sometime around August 20, 1619 (the exact date is not known), a ship arrived on the shores of Point Comfort, Virginia with between 20 and 30 Africans…and thus the Inter-Atlantic theft and ens...
  • More #StolenLives Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    MORE #STOLENLIVES When will it be enough? by Terri Lee Freeman President, National Civil Rights Museum In the span of 24 hours America was shaken by the report of two mass shootings r...
  • Museum Receives Top Honor Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    The National Civil Rights Museum is among 10 institutions the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today as recipients of the 2019  National Medal for Museum and Library Servi...