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Memphis, Tennessee: Lorraine Motel: National Civil Rights Museum Team Field Report

450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN
South side of downtown. Parking lot is just north of E. EG Patterson Ave. between Mulberry and St. Martin Sts.
M, W-Su 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $17.
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Lorraine Motel.

Lorraine Motel: National Civil Rights Museum

Where MLK was assassinated in 1968. See the murder weapon and bullet, the balcony where MLK was shot, and the bathroom across the street where the assassin stood. Report... [04/01/2018]

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Lorraine Motel.

Lorraine Motel: National Civil Rights Museum

Even if you don't have time for a tour, still visit the motel memorial where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

[Callmemochelle, 11/17/2021]

Lorraine Motel.

Lorraine Motel

This is the sad spot where Martin Luther King was assassinated. Unreal to stand on the earth where something so significant had happened. We felt it a important stop to teach and reflect with our family. We were able to pay our respects. It had just recently been redone -- lots to be done without even going inside including an interactive kiosk. Also examine where the attack may have come from and ponder why.

[Julie Jobinger, 07/07/2015]

Lorraine Motel.

Lorraine Motel

The motel was under construction, but we were still able to walk the balcony. And the lady boycotting was still there.

[Tansy Ridings, 06/17/2013]

Lorraine Motel protest site.

Lorraine Motel (NCRM)

The Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum is a must add for Roadside America. A lady has been championing a public boycotting of it for 25 years since her eviction from the motel.

[Jennifer Gilmore, 04/23/2013]

The former Lorraine Motel is the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Its transformation into the National Civil Rights Museum was seen as a triumph by most, but not Jacqueline Smith, who was evicted as its last tenant in 1988, and has been protesting outside ever since.

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