The Memphis 13


Following the Monday screening, join a conversation with Director/Producer Daniel Kiel, Professor of Law at the University of Memphis and some of the students featured in the film.


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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to 

The Memphis 13

Special Film Screening

Celebrate the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:30pm


In October 1961, 13 African American first graders took courageous steps and entered four all-white elementary schools, breaking down the walls of segregation in the Memphis schools. THE MEMPHIS 13, the first film to document this extraordinary story, honors these young children, reveals their parents’ angst behind the decision to risk sending their children to desegregate local schools, and raises important questions about the role of children in movements for social change.

No Charge with Museum Admission.

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Call (310) 772-2505

Free underground parking.

Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.



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Advanced Ticket Reservations for the Main Museum are strongly recommended:

Or, you may call the advanced ticket desk at 310-772-2505 to secure your advanced ticket purchase.

Due to the high volume of school groups on weekdays during this time of year, we strongly recommend that public visitors purchase tickets for 1p.m. or later to optimize your experience and not have to wait long for timed exhibits.