Civil rights museums, landmarks to visit

Civil rights museums, landmarks to visit

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC

The newest Smithsonian museum opened in 2016 and tells the story of African American history and culture with around 36,000 artifacts.

National Civil
Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel rocked Memphis, and the country, marking the loss of the most prominent civil rights leader. The site of the tragedy has been turned into the National Civil Rights Museum.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 

Washington, DC

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which was dedicated in 2011, is the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African American.

Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site

Topeka, Kansas

The handsome brick Monroe Elementary School became the launch point for school desegregation nationwide.

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Montgomery, Alabama

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, is the nation’s only memorial to the victims of racial terror lynchings from the end of Reconstruction to the beginning of the civil rights era.

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