on January 7, 2005
This well-done museum tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States chronologically, through larger-than-life displays, interactive exhibts, and relics (including a burned-out, fire-bombed bus) that can even cause a white Southerner to pause and reflect. It also places the movement in America in the larger context of Civil Rights movements around the world. Since this is at the site of the assassination of MLK, Jr., there is a special emphasis on this, including a walk-through of the room in the hotel where he was killed and a separate exhibition and interpretive area in the boarding house that the fatal shot was fired on. Though it was pricey, it is done in such a way that neither my 5-year-old nor I was bored. In fact, she started asking thought-provoking questions, showing that the museum did teach something about the need for all to be treated fairly.
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