MLK 50 | A Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the National Civil Rights Museum in remembering the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination with a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr


The Poverty Report: Memphis Since MLK

Dr. King spoke about it in his speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention in 1967 asking “Where Do We go from Here?.” During that speech, he stated that “…in spite of a decade of significant progress, the problem is far from solved.”  THE POVERTY REPORT: MEMPHIS SINCE MLK details how African Americans and the poor have fared in Memphis and Shelby County over the past 50 years.

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Read the MLK50 Faith Leaders Committee's response to The Poverty Study.

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The MLK50 Pledge

A Call to Peace and Action

Join the National Civil Rights Museum in committing to a year of peace and action. Over the course of 50 weeks, we'll send you 50 achievable actions that realize Dr. King's legacy of peace.

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MLK50: A Legacy Remembered Exhibit

MLK50: A Legacy Remembered reflects on the 50 years since King’s tragic death and the historic reaction to his death while also examining the continued impact of his legacy on people and events throughout the world.

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Where Do We Go From Here


Dr. King's legacy impacted many. Our future depends on keeping the same spirit of change and hope alive. Together, we can make a far bigger impact and shape our country's legacy in the mold that Dr. King provided. How do you motivate change? How will you commit to creating positive movement this year? Get involved below and share your thoughts.