Exploring the Movement

Free museum field trips for Title I Schools

The National Civil Rights Museum is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for students in grades 4-12. Thanks to generosity of AutoZone, the Museum will provide area Title I schools free museum field trips to groups of up to 45 students and 5 chaperones. Any Title I school in the counties of Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette in Tennessee, DeSoto in Mississippi and Crittenden in Arkansas may apply for the free field trip to visit the museum. For Shelby County Schools only, the grant covers a free museum visit and transportation.  


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This bi-monthly event draws authors who have written about the civil rights movement that include personal recollections of events that shaped the nation and impacted on the world. Topics delve into investigations, conspiracy theories, and historical accounts that have survived generations.



Stack of books

The Catalysts for Change Speaker Series will feature best-selling authors, celebrated personalities, civil and human rights leaders, educators and opinion leaders who are critically acclaimed for their perspectives on issues of race, access to opportunity, equity and social justice. Our goal is to enlighten participants on the historic struggle for civil and human rights, but also to inspire personal social action to combat today’s injustices.


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