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.
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
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.
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