Charity of the week
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the advances of the civil rights movement throughout U.S. history. Located in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 years ago, the National Civil Rights Museum ( civilrightsmuseum.org) seeks to educate the public about African-American history and celebrate the accomplishments of civil rights activism. The museum features hundreds of artifacts and dozens of films, oral histories, and guided tours that cover the civil rights struggle in America from resistance during slavery through the Jim Crow era and the present day. The museum recently underwent a $27.5_million renovation to further support its goal of informing and inspiring the public about the fight for equality.
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