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.

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.



Where Do We Go from Here? To the Polls

The goal of the virtual town hall is to raise awareness of the value of voting. The event is in partnership with Keepers of 306, a group of civic-minded young leaders committed to preserving the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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1 Million Miles for Justice

From June 15 to July 15 the race for justice is ON! The virtual 1 Million Miles for Justice Civil Rights Race is approaching, and you can participate by registering now. Registration is STILL open.


Juneteenth: Freedom • Justice • democracy

On June 19, six leading African American cultural & historical museums presented a virtual commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced.



On June 19, the museum hosted a conversation with "The Banker" film stars Anthony Mackie and Nia Long with the museum's Dr. Noelle Trent. Moderated by journalist Michele Norris, the panel centered around the film's empowering themes.



On June 20, the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival hosted the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering. Rise with us!



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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit

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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 – August 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.

National Civil Rights Museum Blogs

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

  • 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...
  • Bayard Rustin: Strategist, Organizer, Unifier Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    As he approached the podium, Bayard Rustin was determined and elated. He expected about 100,000 marchers to converge at the Washington Monument on August 28, 1963. To his delight, approximately 250,...