The museum is located at the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It chronicles the civil rights movement's history and attracts about 200,000 people annually.
The museum has raised almost $22 million to pay for renovations that include updating existing exhibits and enlarging the lobby. Renovations are set to be completed in early 2014. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.