Historic Travel NAtional Civil Rights Museum At the Lorraine motel

Freedom. Life. Sacrifice.

My trip to Memphis was eye opening. Sure eating at fantastic restaurants and meeting new people are always a highlight for traveling but there's something that happens when you decide to recognize the historical aspect of the place you're visiting.

Before leaving the city of blues, a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel was a requirement. Standing on the ground of one of the worst tragedies in American history brought me to contemplative tears.

Lorraine Motel

I don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't visited this place but I will say that if you don't feel the heaviness of this place, you're not human. You must give yourself at least 3 hours to go through the exhibit.

History is repeating itself in a different way. Families are still separated.

It's amazing rum was used in this way.

Rosa Parks. Despite the politics behind this moment, she showed the courage to inspire many after her.

She wasn't the only one

This really happened. How can you sit there and think things are great in this country. So much work left. We must never forget.

I didn't know about this day. We must never forget.

Silence...

I won't show the pictures of the rooms Dr. Martin Luther King spent the last moments of his life. It's something you have to experience yourself. Besides, pictures can't capture my unique feelings about what I witnessed.

Going through the museum made reflect what's happening in the country today. Are we really making progress or have we masked and ignored that things haven't changed. If you click on the button above, you might see what I'm talking about.

This isn't meant to be a political article. I'm simply sharing my experience from my trip to Memphis. Like I said earlier, I met some really fantastic people there. Hopefully we might see true unity in our lifetime.

The Dream Still Lives On

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