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Civil Rights Museum Gets Gates Foundation Grant

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis - Photo Credit: Lisa Waddell BuserNational Civil Rights Museum, Memphis - Photo Credit: Lisa Waddell BuserThe National Civil Rights Museum is using a $549,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a social media strategy in efforts to spark a national discussion on equality in education. The grant will be used to improve the museum's website and add tidbits of information to some historical exhibits that illustrate how education influenced the civil rights movement. The museum is located at the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. It chronicles the history of the Civil Rights Movement and features the room where King stayed while he was in Memphis supporting a sanitation workers strike. It attracts 200,000
people each year.

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