Nowhere symbolizes the age hold plight of the black American more poignantly than the National Civil Rights Museum. Its location at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis is where civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King was murdered. The day of his killing speaks of an especially tragic point in the struggle against injustice. But the museum is not a place of mourning. It is, at once, a celebration of those iconic figures who stood up against prejudice and abuse and an inspiration to those of all colors and creeds involved in fighting for social change today.
It’s a place where young and old can learn of how their ancestors fought for their right to equality and a resource for people who are committed now in their fight for freedom – not just in America, but around the World. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream…” speech remains the most inspirational campaign call of all time and the place of his senseless death is now a source of learning and inspiration.