Friday, August 05, 2005

Staying in Memphis? See the exhibit "Battle for the Vote: A History of Voting Rights in America"

Yesterday we posted an item about an exhibit in Atlanta about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today we learned that the National Civil Rights Museum here in Memphis is mounting its own exhibit about the Act. The Museum usually mounts exhibits organized by other institutions, but this exhibit was conceived and executed by the Museum's board and staff.

The opening, with a free reception, will be Saturday, 6 August, from 3 pm to 6 pm. The exhibit will be up until 18 December 2005. The Museum's hours for the month of August are Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm. Hours for the Fall season will be announaced later.

Admission for adults is $12; students (with ID) and the elderly, $10; children 4-17, $8.50. Free admission Monday, 3 pm to 6 pm. Call 901.521.9699, extension 241, to request group tours.

For further information,
visit the Museum's Web site or call 901.521.9699.


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