Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, Memphis

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The pictures tell the story at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, which exhibits a collection of photos taken by Ernest C Withers, who documented the local history for over six decades. The gallery occupies Withers' former studio and includes almost 1.8 million images in its archives. Withers was a prolific photojournalist who photographed everything from major Civil Right Movement events to notable jazz and blues performers. You'll find the museum's app in both the App Store and Google Play, so be sure to check that out before you visit. Call or click the website link for info about summer opening hours. Use our Memphis itinerary planner to add Withers Collection Museum & Gallery and other attractions to your Memphis vacation plans.
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  • Enjoyed the collection of the pictures uncovered after the death of Ernest Withers who was a photographer who followed MLK's journeys. Worth a 40 minute stop. 
    Enjoyed the collection of the pictures uncovered after the death of Ernest Withers who was a photographer who followed MLK's journeys. Worth a 40 minute stop.  more »
  • It's a great place to see some great photographs, and learn a lot about the civil rights movement. There is also a bit about music. 
    It's a great place to see some great photographs, and learn a lot about the civil rights movement. There is also a bit about music.  more »
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  • I went for a books signing, for a friend of mines. This is a wonderful place to visit. Very interesting history. I enjoyed myself. The owner was very nice and the whole setup for the book signing was nice.
  • A little slice of history nestled in the heart of Memphis, I also recommend visiting the Ida B Wells Statue that's in the park right next to this site.

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