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‘Key objects’ push underway at Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum is focused on revamping the Lorraine Motel exhibitions in anticipation of a partial opening during the period from Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2013.

And with the expectations of including more stories, updating historical facts, and creating more engaging and interactive experience, a push is on to acquire some key objects , said Barbara Andrews, director of Education and Interpretation.

Specifically, a search is underway for:

• WWII related items – any branch of service, male or female; graduation robes or associated items such as mortar board or diplomas especially from HBCU's;

• Afro-centric items from the black power/nationalist period of the 1960's, including but not limited to dashikis, afro picks, music albums, neck bracelets and chains, artwork and posters;

• Kwanzaa related items – preferably older and not the new and more polished looking kinara and cups;

• Anything representative of Black Mondays or elementary school memorabilia from Memphis students c. 1950s, ie. report cards, notes, pictures, yearbooks, certificates, books;

• NAACP memorabilia, including lifetime and annual membership cards, c. 1940-60s.

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at 450 Mulberry. For more information, call 901-521-9699

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0 #1 pamala fizer 2012-06-10 17:33
IT IS MY HOPE THAT MY PATERNAL UNCLE AND ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE LORRAINE MOTEL...WALTER LANE BAILEY AND HIS WIFE LOREE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE UPGRADE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS.
UNCLE WALTER TOLD ME THAT HE WANTED TO TELL HIS OWN STORY AOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DR. KING. THE DESIGN OF THE ADDITION WHERE DR. KING STAYED WAS DESIGNED AFTER THE HOLIDAY INN WHERE UNCLE WALTER ALSO WORKED. THERE IS A GREAT STORY TO BE TOLD ABOUT THE BAILEY FAMILY...
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