"I Am A Man" Mural on south main Memphis

MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?

A Yearlong Commemoration of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018
Presented by the National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum has joined forces with several destinations around the country to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the year leading up to April 4, 2018: the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. The Bluff City's role in civil and human rights is riddled with pain, triumph, resilience and authenticity. We invite you to learn about the rich soul of Memphis during your visit to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Room 306 - National Civil Rights Museum
Throughout the year, several events will take place to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Please be aware of road closures in the southern end of downtown Memphis that run from midnight Tuesday, April 3 to midnight Thursday, April 5. The streets planned for closure include:
- 2nd Street/GE Patterson
- West on GE Patterson to Main Street
- North on Main Street to Talbot Street
- East on Talbot to 2nd Street
- South on 2nd Street returning to GE Patterson

The Memphis Area Transit Authority buses will offer free shuttles that will continuously transport guest throughout April 4th to and from the FedEx Forum. Those wishing to attend MLK 50 events at the National Civil Rights Museum can park in the FedEx Forum's Toyota Parking Garage free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. The MATA shuttle will run between 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. The shuttle will provide service for access to the museum at the entrances located at Main Street and Vance and South 2nd and East Butler.