Civil rights museum set to reopen

Published 04/04 2014 06:45PM

Updated 04/04 2014 06:51PM

(WMC) The National Civil Rights Museum is reopening in Memphis after a $28 million, 16-month renovation.

For the team who put their sweat equity into this renovation, this has been a labor of love and it shows.

Many of the new exhibits are interactive and offer a more immersive, emotionally hard-hitting experience than before.

Included in the new displays are depictions of shackled men on a slave ship.

Another exhibit replicates the room where the U.S. Supreme Court heard the landmark 1954 case Brown v. the Board of Education.

That ruling made racial segregation in schools illegal.

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