Summer hours: open from 9:00am–6:00pm
Hours and admission
|Monday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Seniors & Students w/ID||$14.00|
|Children 4–17 years||$12.00|
|3 and under||Free|
All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.
Sept. 22, Book & Author Series: Blood Brothers
The story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a black athlete in America—after Malcolm first enlightened him!
October 20, 25th Freedom Award
The museum’s flagship event honoring individuals who have contributed tirelessly to civil and human rights.
October 20, Freedom Award Student Forum
International Paper and the Museum will provide a limited number of seats & transportation for Shelby County students in grades 5 – 12 to the Student Forum (formerly Public Forum). Reserve your student group by Sept. 30.
Keeper of the Dream Award Nominations
This award recognizes Shelby County youth in grades 6-12 who go above and beyond by demonstrating extraordinary courage, compassion, leadership and/or service toward others. Nominations accepted until Sept. 20, 12pm.
The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!
Inspiring Greatness through Words and Deeds is a special showcase of work by artist Baret Boisson in an exhibit featuring portraits of heroes like Matin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Fats Waller, and many others in acrylic murals on canvas, ceramics or painted cigar boxes. Many of portraits are commissioned by Hollywood celebrities. In this exhibit, two new portraits will be revealed. Boisson will also gift the Museum the portrait entitled “MLK, Jr. – ‘I Have a Dream’, 2007. Exhibit showing June 11 – September 5, 2016.
Purchased Lives exhibit
The Purchased Lives exhibition covers a 57-year period, from America’s abolition of the international slave trade through the end of the Civil War. During this time, more than two million people were forcibly moved within the boundaries of the United States and its territories, wreaking havoc on the lives of enslaved men, women and children. Exhibit showing September 12 – November 27, 2016
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. The exhibit runs for multiple years.
“There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization.”
Members are vital to the museum’s long-term viability and mission. Museum members receive the following yearly benefits:
- unlimited admission for one year
- 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
- member-exclusive exhibit preview invitations
- free admission to special after-hours educational programs
- e-newsletter listing
- Admission for one adult only + 2 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 4 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 6 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 8 single-use guest passes
Charter patron and corporate memberships are also available.
There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Beginning today, at the National Civil Rights Museum, we want to hear from you. We want to know what your questions are and how you think we can stem this violence and value every life. Join us in creating a living exhibit of your thoughts, feelings and solutions.
“At critical times, at moments of peril, no one has the right to abstain, to be prudent. When the life or death or simply the well-being of a community is at stake, neutrality is criminal, for it aids and abets the oppressor and not his victim.” – Elie Wiesel
Let’s move beyond tolerance to genuine concern and care for our fellow man. Love is the only concept that can save us from us.
MAKE HISTORY. SHARE HISTORY.
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