THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
OPTIONAL OUTING: $40
On October 7, the day’s conference programming will conclude at 2:00 p.m., in order to provide attendees the opportunity to visit the National Civil Rights Museum and, afterward, enjoy dinner in downtown Memphis.
Noted as one of the nation’s premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American civil rights movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally. Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
As social justice is a ministry integral to the mission of women religious, a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum will no doubt resonate with all who work to advance that mission. The chance to visit the museum was, in fact, among the reasons Memphis was selected as the site for this year’s conference. The story of the civil rights movement told at the museum remains hugely relevant as the fight for racial justice continues today in the United States.
After touring the museum, visitors can choose from a diverse array of dining options within walking distance in the South Main district of Memphis.
Round trip bus transportation and museum admission are included in the $40 outing fee.
PHOTO – National Civil Rights Museum Interior: Andrea Zucker