National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes in the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally
A must see attraction in downtown Memphis that tells the history of the civil rights movement in the US.
At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known…
Another Memphis must do, the National Civil Rights Museum is a fitting and moving experience you don't want to miss while in Memphis.
Where history was made. Take a tour, listen to the guide, or walk around solo. A landmark in Memphis.
“Over 60 years ago in the small community of Mason, Tennessee, Napoleon “Na” Vanderbilt created something amazing – fried chicken that could unite a community. In an era of divisive racial attitudes the residents of Mason found that they could all – black and white – agree on how much they loved Na’s fried chicken. Such an amazing feat did not occur overnight. After experimenting for several years in a local tavern, Na and his wife, Ms. Maggie, began selling their chicken, sandwiched between two slices of white bread, out of the back door of the tavern. As demand grew, Na and Maggie were encouraged by local residents to build a freestanding restaurant. Unfortunately, the Vanderbilt’s were of modest means and could not afford such an expansion; however, generous, chicken loving locals offered to supply them with the materials necessary to build their own restaurant. Na, a skilled carpenter, built the restaurant on a piece of land he and Ms. Maggie owned on Highway 70 in Mason. Maggie’s Short Orders opened its doors in 1973. The building still stands today and still serves Na and Maggie’s amazing fried chicken.”
“This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert. ”
“Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed. ”
“Graceland welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year, is one of the five most visited home tours in the United States, and is the most famous home in America after The White House. In 1991, Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.”
“This small but wonderful Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see! The restaurant is just delightful for lunch and has an expansive view that reminds me a little tiny Tavern on the Green. ”