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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum

1320 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217

Lillie May Carroll Jackson, known as the mother of the Civil Rights movement, headed the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP from 1935 until 1970. Upon her death, she left her home–where she hosted Civil Rights icons Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King–to her daughter Virginia Jackson Kiah to be used as a museum that featured the struggle of her people. Virginia opened the museum in 1978 featuring photos, documents and memorabilia from the movement. Morgan State University now owns the museum and conducted a $3 million restoration in 2012. On June 11, 2016, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the reopened museum.

Photos by: Vivian Marie Doering

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