- Category: News
04 Mar 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Museum officials recently sounded a call to action in the community asking for photos and documents for an upcoming exhibition titled: “Portrait of a Movement: Building a Museum.” The exhibit will run June 15 to August 14, 2011. At the owner’s request any items selected for use will be returned to the lender.
Items sought for inclusion are:
Photos of the 1987-91 museum construction phases;
Documents and images related to the auction and purchase of the Lorraine Motel in Dec. 1982;
Lorraine Civil Rights Foundation (formerly the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation), AFSCME, Lucky Hearts, WDIA and other community fundraising memorabilia, receipts, original programs, invitations, buttons, etc.;
Newspaper clippings, concert programs, or other activities.
Photos/documents of the installation of the Museum’s lobby sculpture Movement to Overcome, the replica Montgomery Bus, or the replica Sanitation Truck;
Documents related to acquisition of the former Canipe’s Amusement property for the museum Legacy expansion across Mulberry St.;
Groundbreaking of Legacy expansion in 2001 and its opening in 2002