Past Exhibitions | National Civil Rights Museum

Past Exhibitions

From photography to fine art to interactive and digital media, exhibitions once hosted in our changing gallery have run the gamut in visually interpreting the civil and human rights story nationally and globally.  The museum is pleased to have hosted the following exhibitions in recent years.



The Negro Motorist Green Book

From the Vault: Art in Action



Romare Bearden

Ferguson Voices


I Am A Child

Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color



MLK50: A Legacy Remembered

From the Vault: Art in Action

Witness to the Revolution (Memphis in May salute to Czechosolvakia)



Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

Civil Rights Movement In Mississippi, 1964-1968: The Photography of Jim Lucas

Afro-Columbians: Roads to Freedom (Memphis in May Salute to Columbia)

Los Angeles Uprising 1992 (photography by José Galvez)

EnSlaved (photography by Lisa Kristine)



Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865

Inspiring Greatness through Words and Deeds (art by Baret Boison)

Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad (Memphis in May Salute to Canada)

Dave Brubeck: Jazz Ambassador

Kin Killin' Kin (art by James Pate)

Cultural Heroes (sculptures by Alan LeQuire)



A Heritage Preserved: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection


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