Join the National Civil Rights Museum for a night of music, dancing, food and fun all to celebrate the history of the Lorraine Motel.
- When: Saturday June 4
- Where: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.
- Time: 7pm
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Owners Walter and Loree Bailey bought the establishment in 1945, naming it the Lorraine Motel after the popular Nat King Cole song “Sweet Lorraine.” The Baileys worked to create a welcoming place, a home-away-from-home, for African American travelers and Memphians.
Marketing Communication Manager
We recognize this sacred space that is the Lorraine not only for what happened the fateful April 4 evening, but also for it being the people’s landmark of empowerment and musical heritage.Connie DysonMarketing Communications Manager
For more information on the Night at the Lorraine, visit the event page.