|On the way to Memphis, my family read this book. We learned so much from this and it was a great introduction to the place we were visiting.|
|This really helped my kiddos understand Martin Luther King, Jr. mission.|
If you did not know, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed while standing on an outside balcony of the Lorraine Motel. The motel was later turned into the National Civil Rights Museum.
|This is the room (#306) and balcony where Martin was shot.|
|FYI - you can save some money by ordering your tickets online. |
We were then given these printed tickets at the museum.
|MLK's room as it was the day he was killed.|
Here are some of the other items/displays in the museum:
|This is a replica of the "Rosa Parks" bus. The actual bus is at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan.|
I thought it was strange that the original bus is in Detroit. But, one of the first things you do at the National Civil Rights Museum is watch a movie that shows how involved the Ford Company is in this museum.
FYI - I didn't care for the movie (the tone/theme is a fast and jumps around) but it is mandatory before exploring the museum.
|Push the button and the bus driver will yell at you to move to the back of the bus.|
|Stuff like this breaks my heart.|
|Gift shop at the end.|