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 National Civil Rights Museum Barbara Andrews February 2003 OAH Newsletter Convention Supplement
While the National Civil Rights Museum documents acts of civil disobedience enacted upon those who fought for freedom and equality, it equally acknowledges and celebrates the achievements, milestones, and benchmarks of individuals who vigorously fought--and still fight--to be free.
Comprised of three buildings and accommodating nearly 30,000 square feet of permanent exhibition space, the National Civil Rights Museum's mission is to educate the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide.
The National Civil Rights Museum is the first of its kind in the country to provide a comprehensive overview of the Civil Rights Movement.
www.oah.org /pubs/nl/2003feb/andrews.html   (650 words)

  
 IMA Hero: Reading Program Civil Rights
This Act and the Voting Rights Act were among two of the important Civil Rights laws passed in the 1960's.
Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey a law considered wrong, evil, or unjust.
When a person has the right to vote, he or she has a voice in who is elected as police commissioner, mayor, school board member, and to other public offices.
www.imahero.com /readingprogram/crm.html   (3081 words)

  
 Civil Rights History Guide .. The History Beat
Civil Rights: A Status Report - Discusses the relevancy of the movement, and its effect on the population.
Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement - A sampling of images from the national civil rights movement, and events that happened in the Seattle area.
Introduction to the list Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement National Register
history.searchbeat.com /civilrights.htm   (1345 words)

  
 Multnomah County Library Homework Center - Civil Rights- Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
The National Park Service presents landmarks of significant historic landmarks in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Civil Rights Movement and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
New research from The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, finds 50 years after Brown, desegregation has succeeded in many places but is being abandoned.
www.multcolib.org /homework/civilrights   (2624 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, TN, 38103 - Citysearch
National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, TN, 38103 - Citysearch
A civil rights timeline notes the struggles of the movement, concentrating on the influential events of the 1950s and 1960s.
This poignant tribute is the heart of the museum.
memphis.citysearch.com /profile/9443126/?brand=msn   (427 words)

  
 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'
To this end, she posts a large sign reading, "Boycott the National Civil Rights Wrong Museum — $9 Million Tourist Trap Scam," which is clearly visible to all museum visitors.
Although the museum’s exterior still resembles that of the Lorraine, its interior showcases a chronologically arranged narrative of the major events of the African American struggle for civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s.
Where the museum is reverent, she points out its irreverence; where the museum represents financial restoration, she indicts it on grounds of gentrification; where the museum is preoccupied with the past, she accentuates its obligation to the present.
www.stthomas.edu /magazine/showarticle.cfm?ArticleID=-2023532594   (1769 words)

  
 Partners for Livable Communities
The National Civil Rights Museum restored a struggling motel by transforming it into a place of learning.
The NCRM was created to educate the public on the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on the world through exhibits and collections.
With the MLK Memorial Foundation continuing to raise awareness of the Lorraine’s historical significance, it was decided in 1987 to transform the motel into a civil rights center.
www.livable.com /prgms_model/place.htm   (474 words)

  
 American Visions: This Dreamer Cometh: The National Civil Rights Museum - the long struggle to transform the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot, to the National Civil Rights Museum
The museum's permanent exhibitions are designed to educate visitors in general African-American history from 1619 through the civil rights movement of 1954 to '68 and to commemorate King's assassination in particular.
Its guiding principles are to allow young people to construct their own meanings of the history and legacy of the civil rights movement from the materials they are provided and to challenge all visitors to fashion their own conclusions.
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   (1245 words)

  
 Charity Navigator Rating - National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.
In 1987 the Lorraine Civil Rights Foundation broke ground for what is now the National Civil Rights Museum.
Opened in 1991, the Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/5527.htm   (305 words)

  
 UE News: Remembering The Nation's Struggle For Its Soul
The exhibition on the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is located in the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated while in Memphis to assist the strikers.
The National Civil Rights Museum boasts an interactive virtual museum on-line (at http://www.midsouth.rr.com/civilrights), which provides an overview of the struggle for racial equality.
The National Civil Rights Museum is located at 450 Mulberry Street in Memphis.
www.ranknfile-ue.org /uen_0300_ncrm.html   (818 words)

  
 Don't forget the other Memphis - the National Civil Rights Museum ajc.com
But if you bypass — as too many visitors do — the National Civil Rights Museum, you've missed not only the soul of the city, but also a big part of the heart of America.
The museum's tour of the civil rights movement includes re-creations of sit-ins at lunch counters across the South.
It traces the role of the civil rights struggle in the United States from the inception of slavery until today.
www.ajc.com /travel/content/travel/southeast/tn_stories/0205/09getawaymemphis.html   (854 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum
When the Museum opened in 1991, less than 33% of Americans had first-hand memories of the Civil Rights Movement.
Civil Rights Acts (1866-1875) (Note: These appear to give blacks full rights, but the laws were never effective.
Once you have a basic understanding of this historical period, you will be able to participate much more fully when the class focuses on the speeches, writings, people and events which comprise the U.S. Civil Rights Movement during its most active years, the period of the 1950's and 1960's.
www.lclark.edu /~krauss/diversity98/civilrightsmuseum.html   (1076 words)

  
 International Experts on Race Visit Civil Rights Museum
They were talking about the National Civil Rights Museum located on the site of the former Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many of the international visitors did not know, for example, that three civil rights acts were passed in the 10 years after the Civil War ended, but were circumvented in the South.
The museum not only honors King's memory, it houses a comprehensive overview of the U.S. civil rights movement.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/civilrights/wf0430.htm   (997 words)

  
 Ebony: Memphis motel becomes a shrine - Lorraine Motel, National Civil Rights Museum
The historical climax and emotional focus of the museum are the balcony on which Dr. King was shot and the rooms in which he and his aides slept and mapped out their strategies.
The major thrust of the museum is that the movement did not die in 1968, that others picked up Dr. King's work and carried on.
On a front seat is a plaster statue of Rosa Parks, the heroic and dynamic woman who sparked the boycott in 1955 when she refused to move to the back of the bus.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n6_v47/ai_12102825   (986 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum - About the Museum
Just as civil rights leaders of the 1950s and 1960s knew that involvement by whites would draw support and sympathy from others to the movement, Garrison proved effective in bringing his message to the white community.
Douglass argued not only against slavery, but the right of blacks to serve in the Civil War, the political and civil rights of women, and many other causes involving human liberties.
John Brown (1800-1859) believed that "slaves had the right to gain their liberty in any way they could." He didn't think talk or politics would ever abolish the system, and chose more direct action.
www.civilrightsmuseum.org /gallery/movement.asp   (959 words)

  
 Mt. Zion Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
The mission of the Mt. Zion Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum is to commemorate the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Albany and southwest Georgia so that it serves as an educational resource for the community, the nation, and the world.
One of the most important features in the Museum's holdings is a collection of photographs by photographer-journalists who documented many of the confrontations and the daily life which characterized the 1960s civil rights movement.
The Virtual Museum will offer links to information on the context of the Albany and southwest Georgia civil rights movement.
members.surfsouth.com /~mtzion   (1479 words)

  
 I Have A Dream
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" we can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
t would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the Negro.
www.mecca.org /~crights/dream.html   (1352 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr.
The National Civil Rights Museum offers a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.
Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's largest and strongest civil rights organization.
It is an educational institution designed to help visitors understand the civil rights movement and how this movement impacted movements for social rights worldwide.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /mlk/classroom/MLKlink.html   (229 words)

  
 Book Memphis Vacation Packages — Museum Madness Package
The Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.
The Museum encompasses 40,000 square feet, chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movements: 1600s-present.
The National Ornamental Metal Museum is the only museum in the US dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork.
www.memphistravel.com /vacation_museum.asp   (598 words)

  
 Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tenn., where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated April 4, 1968, is the world's first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.
Opened on September 28, 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum houses 10,000 sq.
The Museum's goal is to instill in viewers an appreciation of the history, struggle, and the important events and personalities of the movement.
sps.k12.mo.us /FieldTrip/civilrit/civil.htm   (369 words)

  
 Memphis -- Destination Guides - North America - USA - South - Tennessee - Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, a few blocks south of Beale Street at 450 Mulberry St (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, June-Aug 9am-6pm; $8.50), has been built around the remains of the Lorraine Motel, specifically the room where Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968.
Destination Guides > North America > USA > South > Tennessee > Memphis > National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis -- Destination Guides - North America - USA - South - Tennessee- Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum
dg.travelnow.com /index.jsp?cid=46958&action=viewLocation&locationId=42600   (315 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis - Reviews of National Civil Rights Museum - TripAdvisor
Visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis can be a unique and inspiring experience.
"The National Civil Rights Museum" IgoUgo.com, Mar 16, 2001
Museum focuses on the Civil Rights Movement in America through private collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.
www.tripadvisor.com /Attraction_Review-g55197-d105742-Reviews-National_Civil_Rights_Museum-Memphis_Tennessee.html   (718 words)

  
 CNN.com - Civil rights awards to honor Oprah, hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' - Jul 8, 2005
The museum said a new Lifetime Achievement Award for civil rights activism will be given to actress Ruby Dee and her late husband, Ossie Davis.
The museum said it also was honoring Winfrey for her outspoken advocacy of the 1993 National Child Protection Act.
Museum Director Beverly Robertson described Winfrey as "a great humanitarian" who has used her Oprah Winfrey Foundation to provide scholarships and grants to help educate poor children in the United States and abroad.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/08/people.oprah.ap   (392 words)

  
 MEMPHIS :: Press Releases
The National Civil Rights Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence of human rights movements worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Never-before-seen evidence from the state of Tennessee's investigation of James Earl Ray in the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is being featured at the National Civil Rights Museum.
"The museum's expansion gives us a chance to go beyond Dr. King and tell even more of the civil rights story," says Robertson.
www.memphistravel.com /press_ncrm.asp   (465 words)

  
 CNN.com - Ray's rifle, passports displayed at National Civil Rights Museum - October 18, 2000
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The rifle, passports and other belongings of the confessed assassin of the Rev. Martin Luther King have been given to the National Civil Rights Museum for public display.
"It was much better to have them at the Civil Rights Museum in order to help the public's understanding of the historic and tragic event some 32 years ago," Gibbons said.
The museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where King was killed, on Tuesday displayed the artifacts related to the 1968 assassination and subsequent trial that have never been shown outside a courtroom.
www.cnn.com /2000/US/10/18/kingassassination.art.ap/index.html   (397 words)

  
 CNN -The Civil Rights Movement
1991 -- Civil rights museum opens at King assassination site in Memphis.
The history of the civil rights movement in the United States actually begins with the early efforts of the fledgling democracy.
Three civil rights workers disappear in Mississippi after being stopped for speeding; found buried six weeks later.
www.cnn.com /EVENTS/1997/mlk/links.html   (965 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum - Reviews on RateItAll
You walk through passageway that takes you through the history of the civil rights struggle in chronological order.
The museum as we know it today was opened in 1991.
Room 307 has been transformed into part of the museum passageway in which you can peer through a built-in window into room 306.
www.rateitall.com /i-21706-national-civil-rights-museum.aspx   (211 words)

  
 AOL CityGuide: - Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum - Museum
was assassinated in 1968, the National Civil Rights Museum is the first and only museum to chronicle the civil rights struggle in exhibit form.
If you only have a day or two in Memphis, visit the National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio and the Danny Thomas Pavilion at St. Judes Children's Hospital, with Graceland for...
The exhibits present a timeline of the African-American struggle for freedom and equal rights from the early days of slavery in North America through the Civil War, the ''separate but equal'' laws of the early 20th century, and the painful struggles of the '50s and '60s.
www.aolcityguide.com /memphis/entertainment/venue.adp?sbid=111006474   (444 words)

  
 Civil Rights Movement
Welcome to The National Civil Rights Museum This site is a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.
Civil Rights: a status report (Introduction) This site contains short histories on several of the major figures in the Civil Rights Movement, from Malcolm X to MLK, Jr.
An Analysis of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Legislated Response to Racial Discrimination in the U. This link offers a look at the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and analysis of it.
www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu /depts/edu/textbooks/civilrights.html   (634 words)

  
 National Civil Rights Museum Museum/Attraction Review Memphis Frommers.com
The assassination of King struck a horrible blow to the American civil rights movement and incited riots in cities across the country.
Saved from demolition, the Lorraine Motel was remodeled and today serves as the nation's memorial to the civil rights movement.
Multimedia presentations and life-size, walk-through tableaux include historic exhibits: a Montgomery, Alabama, public bus like the one on which Rosa Parks was riding when she refused to move to the back of the bus; a Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter; and the burned shell of a freedom-ride Greyhound bus.
www.frommers.com /destinations/memphis/A23617.html   (321 words)

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