Become the Dream


The Legacy Building, also known as the Boarding House where Dr. King’s alleged assassin laid in wait and fired the fatal shot, will be renovated with powerful exhibitions that draw from Dr. King’s last book Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community. This theme illustrates the ongoing tension that exists when a variety of events, actions, policies, and other factors push American society in either direction as we constantly navigate along the continuum. 


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With completion expected in 2025, the two-year project impacts the museum campus west of Mulberry Street, including the first-floor expansion of the historic boarding house that will include flexible digital exhibitions and exhibits on the Poor People’s Campaign and Freedom Award. The second-floor exhibitions will explore the Civil Rights Movement since the assassination and how protests have shaped our culture in answering the question, “Where do we go from here?” The third-floor exhibitions will examine how today's activism impacts our communities and policies around poverty, education, jobs, housing, criminal justice, and gender equality.

The Museum’s Founders Park will be renamed the BlueCross Healthy Place at Founders Park and will include gathering and event spaces and contemplative respite areas. This major renovation of Founders Park has been made possible thanks to a multi-million dollar investment by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation.


Become the Dream by giving to the Capital Campaign today.




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