Next month a group of volunteers will spend 48 hours repairing Memphis’s most infamous motel. The Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum, which opened in 1991 on the site of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, will get a coat of paint and other repairs from Hampton Hotel’s Save-A-Landmarks program.
"Some of the exhibits and exteriors need work," says Chris Epting, spokesman for Hampton Hotels, which earlier this month announced its plans send 200 volunteers to the National Civil Rights Museum before April 4. "We thought this would be a good chance, since it's the 40th anniversary, to help out."