Celebrating 30 years!
30th FreeDom Award
The 30th Freedom Award honorees are MICHELLE OBAMA and THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN led by REV. DR. WILLIAM BARBER and REV. DR. LIZ THEOHARIS. The Freedom Award will be virtually presented live October 14. Online ticketing available September 6.
30th Anniversary Free Day
Join us Saturday, September 25, as we thank our visitors for 30 years of support with FREE ADMISSION, thanks to FedEx. Extended hours that Saturday only from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Reserve your free pass for up to 4 people today!
Plan your visit now
This history is more important than ever. We remain seriously committed to the safety of our guests and staff and to sharing the stories that changed our nation. We invite you to be a change maker. Schedule your visit the National Civil Rights Museum.
The Museum and International Paper are accepting applications for this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award, honoring 6th-12th graders throughout the Greater Memphis Area who have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for others. Students should apply by September 10, 2021.
This year is a double celebration with the 30th anniversary for both the museum and the Freedom Award. Join us October 14.
Past Virtual Events
Small But Mighty Story time
Since 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 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.