National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

The National Civil Rights Museum is housed in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Martin Luther King was shot on 4 April 1968. The museum gives an excellent insight into the history of slavery and the struggle for equal rights.
But the museum provides also a feeling for the enormous divide in American society and the long way the nation still has to go before rights for minorities are not just equal on paper but equal opportunities and treatment are so normal that the Civil Rights Museum can become just a historic museum, a reminder of the struggles. It provides food for thought, even more so for the foreign visitor.

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