Perhaps no other individual
did so much for Civil Rights in American History. However, in the 60s
people disagreed with his message. Martin Luther King Jr. was
shot outside of his hotel room on April 4, 1968. A memorial was placed
here in his honor. The hotel has been kept the same on the outside,
and has been converted into the National Civil Rights Museum. The
Museum is a thoroughly detailed account of Civil Rights, mostly
highlighting the 1950s and 1960s.
There is a slight controversy
surrounding the memorial. Across the street is the Civil Rights
Museum's second stop on the tour. It details the assassination, and
the proceedings of James Earl Ray, the assassin. Some feel that the
second building's museum is almost flattering to the convicted
assassin. There is even an exhibit there on a conspiracy theory.
That's probably the most controversial part.