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  National Civil Rights Museum - About the Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The motel’s owner, Walter Lane Bailey kept a couple of rooms as a shrine to Dr. King and to Bailey’s wife, Lorraine, who died of a brain hemorrhage several hours after King was shot.
By 1982, the Lorraine Motel was a foreclosed property.
The Foundation raised $10,000, which brought a short option to buy the Lorraine; however, members of the Foundation were unable to raise the full contract price of $250,000.
www.civilrightsmuseum.org /about/about.asp   (485 words)

  
 We Shall Overcome -- Lorraine Hotel
Built in 1925, the Lorraine Hotel was a typical Southern hotel accessible only to whites in its early history.
However, by the end of World War II, the Lorraine had become a fl establishment which had among its early guests Cab Colloway, Count Basie, and other prominent jazz musicians, in addition to later celebrities such as Roy Campanella, Nat King Cole, and Aretha Franklin.
Partly because of its historical importance to the fl community of Memphis, Martin Luther King chose to stay at the Lorraine during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike.
www.nps.gov /history/nr/travel/civilrights/tn2.htm   (326 words)

  
 We Shall Overcome -- Lorraine Hotel
On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated here at the Lorraine Hotel, just a day after speaking at the Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.
Built in 1925, the Lorraine Hotel was a typical Southern hotel accessible only to whites in its early history.
Partly because of its historical importance to the fl community of Memphis, Martin Luther King chose to stay at the Lorraine during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/civilrights/tn2.htm   (326 words)

  
  Loss and Renewal - Lorraine Motel
Beginning in 1942, the Lorraine Motel was one of the few locations in Memphis where African Americans were allowed accommodations.
In 1982, a group of Memphis businessmen and lawyers formed the Lorraine Foundation and purchased the decaying Lorraine Motel.
While the vast majority of the space in the motel was redesigned to house interactive exhibits, rooms 306 and 307 were painstakingly recreated to their appearance on the day of Dr. King's assassination.
www.jfk.org /Research/Loss%20and%20Renewal/Lorraine_Motel.htm   (645 words)

  
 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Yet, despite its fall from grace, the Lorraine Motel had embedded in its walls a memory of King that was more precious than any profit to be yielded from weary travelers in need of a room.
Referring to herself as "the last tenant of the Lorraine Motel," Smith relishes every opportunity to express her view that the museum represents an egregious sacrilege of King’s memory.
Rather than evict the Lorraine’s residents to build a museum, she argues, the most fitting tribute to King would have been to erect a center for housing, job training, education, health care or other services for the poor.
www.stthomas.edu /magazine/showarticle.cfm?ArticleID=-2023532594   (1769 words)

  
 The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As the police ran towards the motel asking where the shot had come from several of the men assisting Dr. King pointed to the direction of the rooming house across the parking lot.
On the day of the assassination, there were branches from trees growing between the rooming house and the Lorraine Motel that blocked the view of the Motel from the rooming house bathroom.
The fl firemen working at the fire station across the street from the Lorraine Motel were told to report to a different stations on the day of the shooting.
www.africawithin.com /mlking/assassination.htm   (1514 words)

  
 Memphis motel becomes a shrine - Lorraine Motel, National Civil Rights Museum Ebony - Find Articles
AN eerie ambiance prevails as one A stands on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, at the very spot where Dr. Martin Luther King jr.
In 1982, the Lorraine was bought at a foreclosure sale for $144,000, thanks mostly to 25,000 raised by WDIA radio station, a $25,000 donation from the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, a 50,000 loan from Tri-state Bank, and numerous individual donations.
In total, $9.7 million were raised to turn the rundown motel into a fitting memorial to the national hero who won the respect of world leaders.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n6_v47/ai_12102825   (864 words)

  
 Ozarks / Cajun Trip - Day Fourteen - Memphis to Vicksburg
She was a resident of the Lorraine Motel when it was subsidized low-income housing, and protested being "thrown out" (she now sleeps in a tent or the basement of the church behind her).
She believes the motel should be a shelter for the poor and displaced of the community.
She was oblivious to the fact that a typical suburban family would never have ventured anywhere near the Lorraine Motel site during its period as low-income subsidized housing, even though room 306 had become an informal "shrine" to the slain civil rights leader and his message of brotherhood.
www.travelin-tigers.com /ztravel/oz14.htm   (1047 words)

  
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AMY GOODMAN: We're standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in front of Room 306, where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated the evening of April 4, 1968.
But he had struggled in the years following the assassination to keep the doors of the motel open, because business had declined with fls being able to go to the white hotels, and also this area was declining.
AMY GOODMAN: Judge Bailey, the founder of the National Civil Rights Museum that incorporates the Lorraine Motel, where we're standing now on the balcony outside Room 306, where Dr. Martin Luther King had walked out of on April 4, 1968, in the evening, looked out over the balcony and was assassinated.
www.democracynow.org /print.pl?sid=07/01/15/1535210   (1431 words)

  
 Martin Luther King-All About Martin Luther King
According to researcher Michael Newton, the editorials criticizing Martin Luther King quoted directly from an FBI press release, which was distributed to "friendly press contacts" in Memphis under a plan approved by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.
Hoping to avoid further antagonistic press in wake of the disastrous March 28 demonstration, Martin Luther King's camp switched his accommodations to a room at the Motel Lorraine, where he died on April 4.
The Motel Lorraine was located in a fairly seedy part of town.
www.africanaonline.com /mlk_the_motel.htm   (320 words)

  
 Motel Americana - Tennessee
Viewing the horrific photograph of onlookers pointing from a balcony toward the location of the shooting, one often forgets that the Civil Rights leader was killed in a fairly ordinary motor court that would be otherwise condemned and forgotten by now.
Indeed, the Lorainne faced demolition in the 1980s before a group of historically minded preservationists rounded up the funds to transform the motel into the National Civil Rights Museum, an impressive display that reminds visitors of the violence and courage that called forth by a nation confronting the sins of its past.
While the museum appears to dwarf the tragic climax of King's life, preservationists do history credit by leaving the motel - and the room of his last day - largely as he left it.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/wooda/motel/tennessee   (207 words)

  
 JFK Assassination Records - Findings on MLK Assassination
The committee received testimony which it credited, from Dr. Abernathy that Dr. King's normal practice was to stay at the Lorraine Motel when he was in Memphis and that his choice of the Lorraine on April 3 reflected this past practice.
The committee was forced to conclude, however, that the discrepancy tarnished the evidence given by both the Bureau and the informant, and it left the committee with a measure of uncertainty about the scope of FBI involvement with the Invaders.
Marrell McCullough, the undercover Memphis police officer whose intelligence on the Invaders was transmitted regularly to the local FBI office, was in the parking lot of the Lorraine Motel at the time of the assassination and was among the first to reach the fallen Dr. King.
www.archives.gov /research/jfk/select-committee-report/part-2d.html?template=print   (11995 words)

  
 This Dreamer Cometh: The National Civil Rights Museum - the long struggle to transform the Lorraine Motel, where Martin ...
However, the last resident, Jacqueline Smith, who had moved into the motel in 1973, barricaded herself in her room and had to be evicted.
The old motel's interior had been gutted, but the facade was preserved, and the building now housed state-of-the-art exhibition spaces.
The visitor's tour of the museum culminates in an emotional climb to the interior of rooms 306 and 307 on the upper balcony of the Lorraine Motel, which have been restored to their condition on the morning of April 4, 1968.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1546/is_5_14/ai_56184176   (862 words)

  
 The Story of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis - Associated Content
Later, an annex, typical in design of motels built along America’s new Interstates in the 1960s, was added behind the original mustard-yellow brick hotel.
King was assassinated at the Lorraine the next night, as he stood on the balcony outside room 306, on the motel’s second floor.
The motel annex is around the cornber and to the left.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/17771/the_story_of_the_lorraine_motel_in.html   (614 words)

  
 Motel Americana - Tennessee
Viewing the horrific photograph of onlookers pointing from a balcony toward the location of the shooting, one often forgets that the Civil Rights leader was killed in a fairly ordinary motor court that would be otherwise condemned and forgotten by now.
Indeed, the Lorainne faced demolition in the 1980s before a group of historically minded preservationists rounded up the funds to transform the motel into the National Civil Rights Museum, an impressive display that reminds visitors of the violence and courage that called forth by a nation confronting the sins of its past.
While the museum appears to dwarf the tragic climax of King's life, preservationists do history credit by leaving the motel - and the room of his last day - largely as he left it.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/wooda/motel/tennessee/index.html   (207 words)

  
 Lorraine: History — Infoplease.com
Lorraine, as its name indicates, was in the 9th cent.
a cadet branch of the house of Lorraine, the
In 1871, as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, the eastern part of Lorraine was ceded to Germany and united with Alsace as the imperial land (Reichsland) of Alsace-Lorraine.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0859343.html   (480 words)

  
 fulfillthedream.net
Jacqueline Smith was the last tenant of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
As the years passed, Jacqueline's personal ambitions changed, her social awareness was heightened to the changing face of the world and on her own doorstep in particular, as to how Dr. King's message had become diluted.
Jacqueline offered her services to the Lorraine Motel, helping to keep the dream alive by explaining the teachings of Dr. King and encouraging visitors to study the works of Dr.King.
www.fulfillthedream.net /pages/mlk.jsmith1.html   (111 words)

  
 Southern Belles: A Pilgrimage to the Lorraine Motel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Southern Belles: A Pilgrimage to the Lorraine Motel
Before leaving Memphis, Oprah and Gayle made a pilgrimage to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man whose dream of equality changed America, and whose life continues to be a lesson in faith and courage.
The next day, he stepped out onto the balcony of the Lorraine Motel and, at 6:01 p.m., the man who fought a war without ever firing a gun was downed by an assassin's bullet.
www.oprah.com /presents/2006/rtrip/slide/20061010/rtrip_20061010_350_114.jhtml   (154 words)

  
 Who Killed Martin Luther King? by Philip Melanson
First, several officers from the intelligence unit were stationed in the firehouse across from the Lorraine Motel to spy on King.
Since Ray stayed at a distant motel his first night in Memphis and didn't move to Brewer's boarding house until the next day, the HSCA concluded that the FBI must not have had control over Ray's movements and thus didn't mastermind the assassination.
Evidently it never occurred to the committee that in a well-planned assassination, the conspirators might elect to keep their trigger man away from the target area for as long as possible to reduce the chances that he could be identified after the shooting.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /FBI/Who_Killed_MLK.html   (2462 words)

  
 lorraine motel : All about lorraine motel
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 Urban Review STL » Blog Archive » Dr. King, The Lorraine Motel and the National Civil Rights Museum
It was evening and the old motel signs were on as well as the balcony lights.
I haven’t been to the Lorraine in its current state, but in principle I don’t have a problem with the description of the exhibits that you’ve given.
In the late 80s when I first stumbled across it, the Lorraine was a deserted, lonely quasi-shrine, with plastic flowers and notes in the fence and a guy sitting at the corner with a coffee can taking donations for the museum.
www.urbanreviewstl.com /?p=608   (1659 words)

  
 The Times and Democrat - ‘She sobbed quietly’
Shown in front of the motel are Lisa and Kyle Stokes.
With vital support from the city of Memphis, Shelby County and the state of Tennessee, nearly $9 million was raised to create and construct a civil rights center within the Lorraine Motel designed to help visitors better understand the history and lessons of the American Civil Rights Movement.
One of the final exhibits in the Lorraine was a collection of quotes by a number of individuals who made significant contributions during the civil rights era.
www.thetandd.com /articles/2007/01/15/news/doc45ab0177eefec231086001.txt   (1039 words)

  
 Make King's Dream Come True
The blood still stains the concrete balcony outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
It has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S. We are a nation in a protracted war that is increasingly and aptly compared with Vietnam.
To best honor King, consider the words of Judge D'Army Bailey, the founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, which is built around the Lorraine Motel: "This is not a day for ceremony.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views07/0119-24.htm   (579 words)

  
 Huron Fringe Birding Festival -- Welcome
Lorraine was a founding member of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists and is the editor of the club's newsletter, the Hart's-Tongue Herald.
Besides her interest in butterflies, Lorraine is also the leading authority on mushrooms in Bruce and Grey Counties.
She is very interested in birds and plants as well, and is developing a tall grass prairie at her home north of Leith.
www.friendsofmacgregor.org /hfbf/hfbf.htm   (7501 words)

  
 MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
On April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.
As part of the research, Ted Wilburn went back to the Lorraine Motel, to the very spot where Martin Luther King was shot, and took a photograph of the crime scene location that shows a great deal of the surroundings.
Her complaint, which she personally voiced to me, is that the construction cost of turning the motel into a museum was some nine million dollars that would have been better spent had it been used to make public housing out of the Lorraine.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /ARTICLE1/overlooked.html   (4704 words)

  
 International Coalition of Historic Sites of Conscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1968, the attention of the nation was focused on the Lorraine Motel.
The aftershock of this event would plunge the Lorraine Motel, a small minority-owned business in the south-end of downtown Memphis, into a long and steep decline.
Built on the motel site, the museum has preserved the facade of the motel and the balcony where Dr. King last stood.
www.sitesofconscience.org /eng/civilrights_how.htm   (255 words)

  
 Description of photographs and diagrams in MLK report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
ATTACHMENT 2 - Diagram of the area surrounding the Lorraine Motel which depicts the location of the motel and buildings on South Main Street including the fire station, rooming house, Jim's Grill and parking lot.
ATTACHMENT 3 - Aerial photograph of the 2-block area surrounding the Lorraine Motel with Main Mulberry and Second Streets running vertically and Huling and Butler Avenues running horizontally.
ATTACHMENTS 4a and 4b - Two photographs of the fire station on Mulberry Street taken by Joseph Louw from his second floor room at the Lorraine, upon hearing the gunshot that killed Dr. King.
www.usdoj.gov /crt/crim/mlk/doc4.htm   (278 words)

  
 AFSCME - Organizing Can Shape History (November 2002)
was assassinated — gunned down at the Lorraine Motel while in town to support the protesters in their fight against oppression.
The museum owns the Lorraine Motel and the rooming house across the street where the fatal bullet was fired.
It was Rogers' first time at the motel since the reverend's death.
www.afscme.org /about/1543.cfm   (933 words)

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