Memphis' National Civil Rights Museum Renovations
It's been 21 years since the door's first opened at the National Civil Rights Museum in the Lorraine Motel. For the first time since then, the museum is about to get some upgrades. The number one renovation will allow visitors to actually walk down the balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Balcony access will begin in November, but will only be open for 13 months. "We need to broaden our capacity," says Gwen Harmon with the museum. "While we can't change the footprint necessarily, but we are redeploying the space so we can free up more public space, expand our auditorium, or our orientation theatre, expand that we have that big room we have for our facility, use, so more people will be able to use it and have access."