Rosa Parks on the bus

Renovated in 2014, the Lorraine Building exhibits contain more than 40 new films, oral histories and interactive media to the museum's already robust collection of artifacts and exhibits. A self-guided experience, the museum galleries are arranged in chronological order telling the story of key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement from slavery to 1968.  With the historic Lorraine Motel façade in tact, this is the building in which visitors can see Room 306 where Dr. King spent his final hours. In addition, the museum's updated, modern design reminds visitors of its charge to keep pushing civil rights issues forward.