Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.
In one of the museum's original exhibits, visitors can hear audio that's triggered by entering the bus. Three-dimensional figures are positioned on the sidewalk to indicate the significance of the women of Montgomery, who sustained the boycott. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is highlighted as an emerging leader of the movement, with audio of his speech delivered the first night of the boycott.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Admission is $13-$16 and can be purchased upon arrival at the National Civil Rights Museum. Tennessee residents with state-issued ID may visit the museum for free on Mondays from 3 p.m. until closing. We hope that you stop by to check out The Year They Walked: Montgomery Bus Boycott!
While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at The Grove at Trinity Pointe Apartments in Cordova, Tennessee, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103