Voices and Virtual Programs

As part of its mission, the National Civil Rights Museum examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive social change. Watch some of our messages and virtual program offerings as we shelter in place during the pandemic.

#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.

The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibition

“The Negro Motorist Green Book” exhibition debuts at the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel which is not only the historic site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but it is also one of the few Green Book sites still remaining. The exhibition highlights the history of The Green Book, an annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green that helped Black Americans travel the country with dignity by listing facilities that welcomed during the era of segregation.

 

Small But Mighty Storytime

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

As we continue to adjust to the changes happening in our communities and lives in this quarterly newsletter, we are reminded of lessons learned from the Civil Rights Movement: understand the issues, ask the question “is this just,” and be persistent and tenacious in seeking justice.

 

Museum Events


 

Understanding white privilege

On September 16,  Diane J. Goodman explains what white privilege is, how it operates, ways it is experienced in everyday life, and how it can be used to create more racial justice. Register now for this virtual event.

 

Book Talk: Vanguard

In the newly released book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s fight for the ballot that defied both racism and sexism.

 

Where Do We Go From Here: Economic Justice

Keepers of 306 is partnering with the Museum to present a second virtual town hall event, “Where Do We Go From Here: Economic Justice” to raise awareness of the economic equity and equal access to resources for all.

 

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit

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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

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National Civil Rights Museum Blogs

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

  • Dear White People Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    I write this letter today because I am both exhausted and frustrated. I can only imagine what Dr. King was feeling when he wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I'm angry at a nation that...
  • This How We Do It: Celebration Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Ain’t gonna hurt nobody to get on down! - Brick   Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street - Martha and The Vandellas   This is how we do...
  • Freedom and Liberation Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    “Freedom has never been free.”  – Medgar Evers “We who believe in freedom cannot rest” – Ella Baker “I am not free while any woman is unfree, ev...