Entrance -extension of the National Civil Rights Centre in Memphis Tennessee with MLK's 'I may not get there with you' speech
Contributor:Elizabeth Leyden / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5000 x 3451 px | 42.3 x 29.2 cm | 16.7 x 11.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:11 October 2010
Location:Mulberry Street, St, Memphis, Tennessee, TN, USA
The gate at the entrance to the extension to the Exploring the Legacy extension (opened in 2002) of the National Civil Rights Centre gives a sentence from Dr Martin Luther King's "i've been to the mountaintop" speech from the night before he was assassinated, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the Promised Land". This building is directly opposite the former Lorraine Motel, where MLK was assassinated. This museum extension examines what happened after Dr. King's death What is the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement nationally and internationally? It has a lot of the material for and against the conclusion that James Earl Ray was the assassin of Dr King (the extension is situated where the rooming house where he was staying and from where he was convicted of shooting Dr King as he stood on a balcony of the motel opposite. It also includes an overview of some of the world's most crucial human rights movements and the achievements gained through the efforts and sacrifices of courageous individuals who stood by their convictions.