National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Post Your Beverly Messages Here

Share your comments, photos or video to salute Beverly Robertson as she retires, leaving a remarkable legacy at the National Civil Rights Museum.


Throughout the new exhibitions, visitors will learn about more individuals; ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things. Visitors may see themselves in this history.

Grand Reopening Events

The National Civil Rights Museum will tie the historic passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the reopening via a forum of national thought leaders, historians, scholars and civil rights activists on Friday, April 4 from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Renovation Press Release

The National Civil Rights Museum’s $27.5 million renovation of the Lorraine Motel, is in its final stages. Grand reopening is slated for April 5, following a forum on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and candlelight vigil the evening of April 4.

Museum Looks to past to Help Shape Future

The National Civil Rights Museum asks young people questions about civil rights history every day. In fact, they ask about 200,000 people a year, from all backgrounds and beliefs, to think about our nation’s history through the prism of civil rights. I happen to live in Memphis and have a doctorate in African American history, so I pay attention to such situations routinely.