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THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM in Memphis was the most impressive museum on our tour of the South. I had visited it already a long time ago, this time I took my wife and my daughter. (They are not the people in the picture, btw.)

The museum is located on the site of the former Lorraine Motel, which is where Martin Luther King was assasinated in April 1968.

The front of the motel is left as it was. (I posted a few pictures of it earlier.) Inside is a fabulous museum which is a must for anyone visiting the area.

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THIS PICTURE shows two white visitors at the exhibit dedicated to Rosa Parks. You know, the black woman who on 1 December 1955 refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, thus providing yet another spark to start the civil rights movement demanding equal rights for all American citizens.

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"Sister Rosa was tired one day
After a hard day on her job
When all she wanted was a well deserved rest
Not a scene from an angry mob

A bus driver said, "Lady, you got to get up
'Cause a white person wants that seat"
But Miss Rosa said, "No, not no more
I'm gonna sit here and rest my feet"

Thank you Miss Rosa, you were the spark
that started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks"

- The Neville Brothers, "Sister Rosa"

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song title reference: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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