The Lorraine Motel and Dr. King

Several years ago I took a wonderful trip through Tennessee, visiting both Memphis and Nashville. Our time in Nashville was fun but Memphis is one of my favorite places on Earth. There’s amazing music everywhere, not to mention the food, the history and a sense that you’re the first to discover all that’s amazing here.

This trip has been top of mind the last few days with the approach of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. You see, Memphis is home to the National Civil Rights Museum which is located at the Lorraine Hotel where Dr. King was assassinated in 1968.

Visiting here was moving. It was informative. It was sobering. And it is something I would do all over again if I ever have a chance. Sadly, it did nothing to piece together in my mind how anyone can be so hateful and intolerant to another human or group of humans. That, I will never understand.

You can read about the museum at the link above if you’re interested. Here are a few pictures from my visit.

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In case you would like to know more, the Lorraine Motel had a rich history even before Dr. King stayed here. You can read about it here.

The time is always right to do what is right. 

Martin Luther King Jr. 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Lorraine Motel and Dr. King

  1. I didn’t realize the motel was in Memphis! I drive by Graceland whenever I pick up someone at the airport. (I actually live 3 hours away in Arkansas) Next time I’ll plan a visit to the museum. Didn’t know it had become one. Thanks for your post!

    • You’re welcome! Please do visit and let me know what you think. Some things are hard to look at but I found it fascinating and subject matter we all need to understand better. Across the street they have converted the building where Ray took aim into a museum as well.

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