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Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

333 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3135
+1 901-523-2344
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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333 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3135
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"personal photographer"
in 7 reviews
"the civil rights movement"
in 28 reviews
"martin luther king"
in 12 reviews
"beale st"
in 15 reviews
"black and white photographs"
in 4 reviews
"photographs taken"
in 4 reviews
"million photos"
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"medgar evers"
in 3 reviews
"great photos"
in 3 reviews
"negro league baseball"
in 2 reviews
"montgomery bus boycott"
in 2 reviews
"aretha franklin"
in 3 reviews
"american history"
in 6 reviews
"thought provoking"
in 2 reviews
"national treasure"
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"bb king"
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"including elvis"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cdickerson1965
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank Brandy H
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We felt like we had a history lesson through the photos and story of Dr. Withers. The photographs are a piece of history that everyone should see.

Thank hermitts
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We are glad we stumbled into this small museum. We took the time to read the explanations of the photos, and found it very educational.

Thank Iowa_is_my_home
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

As we were walking on Beale Street, we noticed this shop that said "museum and gallery". We had time to kill and went inside. For whatever reason, the fee was only $5.00. This was an amazing historical photo-journalist's life work capturing Civil Rights Movement pictures...More

Thank Catherine H
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