Civil rights museum is dedicated

July 05, 1991|By Los Angeles Times

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Voicing a mixture of pride, pain, hope and anger, thousands of civil rights advocates and celebrities gathered to dedicate the National Civil Rights Museum, a collection of exhibits that provide a road map of the bloody rights struggle.

Yesterday's dedication culminated almost a week of events, including symposia and a black-tie banquet, during which the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was slain, was transformed into a museum that officials say will make up the first full documentation of the nation's civil rights movement.

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