• April 4th Commemoration

    Apr 4th, 2019
    5:35pm - 6:35pm
    National Civil Rights Museum Courtyard

    The commemoration will feature the changing of the wreath on the balcony of Room 306 where Dr. King was slain and a moment of silence at 6:01pm, the time the fatal shot was fired in April 1968. The program includes guest speakers, music selections, a ceremonial wreath laying and a community litany of remembrance. The event is held in the courtyard beneath the balcony and is free and open to the public.


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  • Ruby Bridges Reading Festival

    May 18th, 2019
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    National Civi Rights Museum Courtyard

    For the fourth year, the National Civil Rights Museum is proud to partner with civil rights activist Ruby Bridges-Hall to present the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival. Children pre-K through elementary school not only receive free books at the festival, but can also enjoy storytelling and entertainment. Educators, with their valid school ID, can also get free books for their classroom. The event will feature fun activities including face painting, balloon animals, dance and musical performances and food trucks. 



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  • Night at the Lorraine

    Jun 8th, 2019
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Museum Campus
    The celebration the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel is happening again. The nostalgic event that takes you back in time with an evening of food, music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel. 
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