One of the great attractions of Memphis is the Civil Rights Museum, which is housed exactly at the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated. In case you’re a armpit scratching monkey who doesn’t care about civil rights, MLK Jr. was a very prominent figure in the pushing for indiscriminate voting rights in 1965. Undoubtedly he became a martyr with his death in 1968.
So in it you get to learn about the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, leading to the ability to vote no matter the skin color, and current problems that society faces today. At first, I presumed it was going to be a short visit since it was a small building, but as we got absorbed into all the information, we lasted 2 hours there, interrupted only by our need to get lunch and head to our next destination.
I definitely had fun in Memphis; it has the lure of southern food, live blues, shady districts and influential American history.