Visit Memphis: Renovated National Civil Rights Museum Opens to the Public

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Visit Memphis: Renovated National Civil Rights Museum Opens to the Public

The newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum has officially reopened its doors. The museum has undergone significant renovation with an infusion of $27.5 million into the remodeling of the 23-year old historic landmark. As a part of the grand reopening weekend, there were several events for the general public to experience the new museum. The weekend was the culmination of an 18-month construction project.

“We are excited to share with the public the new National Civil Rights Museum,” said Beverly Robertson, president, National Civil Rights Museum. “Visitors will learn about some of the lesser known civil rights leaders through oral histories and new emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactive and visually compelling exhibitions. You will want to bring the whole family for this moving civil rights experience.”

The National Civil Rights Museum, a renowned educational and cultural institution that chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement, has been full transformed with new and renovated exhibits. There are over 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories and interactive media, external listening posts and a contemporary design that will guide visitors through five centuries of history, from the beginning of the culture of resistance during slavery, through the Civil Wat and Reconstruction, through the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for their rights and the rights of others.

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