MLK Death Balcony To Open As Museum

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By: / November 3, 2012

The National Civil Rights Museum is planning to allow visitors into one of the most iconic sites in American history. The museum is built around the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, which includes the balcony where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. The balcony has been visible to passers-by, but museum visitors will now be able to stand in the spot where MLK Jr. was shot, ending a life dedicated to equality for Americans. The museum plans to open it’s doors November 19th of this year.