Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Place Everyone Should Visit


Tomorrow of course marks the fortieth anniversary of one of the most tragic events in the history of the United States. As we remember the legacy of the great Martin Luther King Jr. I wanted to recommend that everyone try to at some point pay a visit to The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
I visited this amazing and important place a couple of years back and a more moving experience I have never had. As our country seems to be becoming more and more splintered from its past, visiting this museum is to me an absolute necessity (especially for younger people who perhaps don't know as much as they should about the Civil Rights Movement).
I am very fortunate to be right in between two of the most important museums in the country (the phenomenal Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville being the other) and I realize not everyone can have the same proximity but Memphis' Civil Rights Museum is more than worth a long trip.
So tomorrow, remember Dr. King and think about visiting this spot in Memphis. It is a shattering experience, but one that everyone needs to share in.

2 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

It's definitely a place I would like to visit. I honor Dr. King, his legacy, and his memory together. He was a good man who fought for civil rights for all of humanity. He gave his life that all people could live in harmony and peace together. Something that is sorely needed in today's world.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
If you ever find yourself in Memphis make sure to spend a day here...you'll never forget it...