Special & Rotating Exhibits

On-Site Exhibits

Located on the Second Floor of the Museum.

"Memphis Sanitation Strike!" requires a Museum admission to view. Guests may also see the original and iconic 1929 F. W. Woolworth art-deco staircase while exploring the exhibits.

"Sit-In Nation"

Sponsored by The Fresh Market

This exhibit highlights a brief overview of the history of the sit-in protest and its impact on the American Civil Rights Movement. 

Features 10 banners with imagery and descriptions.

Both, the Window and digital versions are available for the public free of charge.

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Located on the Lower Level of the Museum.

"Sit-In Nation" is a Window Exhibit,  Museum admission is not required for viewing. 

"March on Washington"

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest demonstration for human rights in U.S. history, was a protest of vast proportions designed to bring attention to the systematic inequalities and disenfranchisement of African-Americans promulgated by Jim Crow laws.

Features 9 banners with imagery and descriptions. 

Located on the Upper Level of the Museum.

"March on Washington" requires a Museum admission to view. 

Virtual Exhibits

Helen Suzman:
Fighter for Human Rights

Helen Suzman was a member of the South African Parliament for 36 years, from 1953-1989. She was the sole opposition voice condemning apartheid during the 13-year period (1961-1974) when she was the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party. This exhibition explores nearly four decades of Suzman’s life and vision through photographs, personal letters, quotations from speeches and news articles.

Consists of 29 framed panels.

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