National Civil Rights Museum marks 20 years in Memphis

(WMC-TV) - The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis held a celebration Saturday to mark their 20th anniversary.

The museum has been educating millions of people about the civil rights movement since September of 1991.

"We opened in 1991 and we've been going strong since then," said National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson.  "We've seen three million visitors come through the museum, and about 200,000 on an annual basis, so we're happy to thank this community for the tremendous support that they have given this institution."

Museum officials said the facility has hosted more than 430,000 children.

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