THE LORRAINE MOTEL (Site of Martin Luther King's Assassination & now The American Civil Rights Museum)
A visit to the American Civil Rights Museum and the Lorraine Motel is a 'must' for anyone visiting Memphis.
One of the most infamous and devastating assassinations in American history, the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was also one of the most quickly resolved by authorities: James Earl Ray was convicted of the crime less than a year after it occurred after evading capture in the USA and Europe for about three months. Yet, did they catch the right person? Conspiracy theories abound about who in government and the FBI might have been involved, and there are still numerous question marks regarding his guilt.