The museum retained its most popular exhibits, such as a replica of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., that Rosa Parks rode, complete with a statue of her and the bus driver. But the Montgomery bus boycott exhibit has been upgraded to add strikingly detailed statues of three women walking next to the bus.
But the Memphis museum stands out because it is located on the site where King was killed by James Earl Ray. Visitors standing under the balcony can see the slightly-open window where Ray fired his rifle shot from the boardinghouse across the street. It’s a sobering and chilling experience.