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Civil rights museum seeks community artifacts

The National Civil Rights Museum will commemorate its 20th anniversary year with the theme “Connecting People and History.”  The National Civil Rights Museum will commemorate its 20th anniversary year with the theme “Connecting People and History.”

 Museum officials recently sounded a call to action in the community asking for photos and documents for an upcoming exhibition titled: “Portrait of a Movement: Building a Museum.” The exhibit will run June 15 to August 14, 2011. At the owner’s request any items selected for use will be returned to the lender.

Items sought for inclusion are:

Photos of the 1987-91 museum construction phases;

Documents and images related to the auction and purchase of the Lorraine Motel in Dec. 1982;

Lorraine Civil Rights Foundation (formerly the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation), AFSCME, Lucky Hearts, WDIA and other community fundraising memorabilia, receipts, original programs, invitations, buttons, etc.;

Newspaper clippings, concert programs, or other activities.

Photos/documents of the installation of the Museum’s lobby sculpture Movement to Overcome, the replica Montgomery Bus, or the replica Sanitation Truck;

Documents related to acquisition of the former Canipe’s Amusement property for the museum Legacy expansion across Mulberry St.;

Groundbreaking of Legacy expansion in 2001 and its opening in 2002


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