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National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee



The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This grant supports the MLK50 Symposium, a two-day conference to be held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.  The symposium will be the largest and culminating event of MLK50, a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis.