National Civil Rights Museum celebrates 30th anniversary with free day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Civil Rights Museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission this Saturday.

The Memphis-based museum was founded in 1991 and chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to present day, according to a release from NCRM.

The museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while standing on a balcony on April 4, 1968.

As part of its anniversary celebration, NCRM is opening a new exhibit this weekend that highlights its beginnings and development, the release said.

Free tickets can be reserved HERE.