National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening
The National Civil Rights Museum is reopening in Memphis after a $28 million, 16-month renovation. The museum is located on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while standing on a balcony.
The museum is scheduled to reopen Saturday, one day after the 46th anniversary of the shooting. It will feature many new exhibits. Included in the new displays are depictions of shackled men on a slave ship. Another exhibit replicates the room where the U.S. Supreme Court heard the landmark 1954 case Brown v. the Board of Education. That ruling made racial segregation in schools illegal.