National Civil Rights Museum


Located at the site of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN - the site of Dr. King's assassination in 1968, the National Civil Rights Museum pays tribute to the struggles and accomplishments of the civil rights movement. Ford provides on-going programming support to the museum and is a major supporter of the national Freedom Award which honors distinguished individuals who have made great global and national impact.


The National Civil Rights Museum has had a long relationship with Ford Motor Company. They have been involved with our exhibits, the renovation of the Lorraine Motel, a constant supporter of our Freedom Award, and most recently , a key partner in our MLK50 Commemoration activities. We are grateful to have a corporate partner who is so committed to preserving the history of the American civil rights movement, as well as understanding the need to push for the continual fight for human and civil rights throughout the nation."

Terri Freeman

President, National Civil Right Museum