Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum is located in the former Lorraine motel in Memphis, TN where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. I’ve visited the museum several times in the past year and I’ve been trying to blog about my experiences. I’ve been working on this post for four days hoping to find the words that would fully describe the impact of these visits as they have been profound and moving. However, I feel like my efforts to describe my experiences in words only diminishes their impact. What I can say is that I strongly encourage you to visit the museum the next time you are in the Memphis area. I assure you it is worth the trip.


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Clif Mims

Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

6 thoughts on “Civil Rights Museum”

  1. I haven’t been yet to the museum, but one of my classmates created a virtual field trip of the museum. It is on my list of places to go one day. I think it is important to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and about the people who were involved. I think this would be a great place to have a family or field trip.

  2. You are so right. The Civil Rights Museum is excellent. I’ve visited numerous times through the years and I’ve taken my students their on field trips a few times. Everyone leaves there with a renewed determination to treat all people respectfully. Visiting the NCRM is powerful.

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Clif. I’ll have to put this on our family’s “Things To See” list. This also gave me some ideas for my class, too.

  4. I’ve heard great things about this museum. We’re actually driving to St. Louis this fall. I’m going to see about making a stop in Memphis so taht we can take a tour of the Civil Rights Museum. I bet our whole family would be touched.

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