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Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

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The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery houses and displays the collection of photographs taken by Ernest C. Withers, a prolific photojournalist who captured Memphis history for over 60 years.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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333 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3135
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this was a minor collection of a minor local photographer but we went in because we love photos. Turns out Withers was a famous, well-repected photographer who chronicled the civil rights movement, followed and was close with MLK and was present at his...More

Thank Janyce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With an stroll down Beale St. my husband and I were surprised to find such an amazing museum of Withers photography. It was and experience we will not soon forget...if ever. Not only are the photographs a piece of art in and of themselves, the...More

Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The black and white photos by Withers documents the civil rights movement. He was photographer for Martin Luther King. There are also photos of entertainment icons.

Thank labguides
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Savor each photo from this brave photographer. Moving tribute to Memphis citizens contribution to civil rights efforts

Thank cdickerson1965
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you are tired of the touristy music & drinking scene commonly associated with Beale Street, then take a quiet and deeply informative tour of the Withers Collection. Chances are that you know many of the iconic photographs from Ernest Withers who documented the Civil...More

Thank DJC_JLC
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I was so happy I decided to go in this museum.. the photos were awesome. It all started with Mr. Withers coverage of the Emmit Till death. He was the personal photographer for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wonderful exhibits.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Looking at the photos shot by Mr. Withers was a look back at black history in Memphis. Not only did photograph MLK but he also documented ,mamy of the musicians passing through Memphis.

Thank Cheryla222_13
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Our guide Tad Pierson made us aware of this great photo exhibition. Staff is very friendly and the photographs on display are awesome. They let you wander throughout the various rooms. Withers took us back in time and placed us right in the middle of...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As we were walking Beale St., my aunt pulled us in to this museum on a whim. She personally knew Dr. Withers years ago. Our visit was such a nice surprise. The photographs were amazing. I love black and white photos and Dr. Withers was...More

Thank karenmsu97
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As we were walking around Beale Street we noticed towards the very end where the blockade sits was a museum. It's $5 to walk thru the 3-4 rooms they have filled with some of the best photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others including...More

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