concept of converting the Lorraine Motel into a Civil Rights Museum
began in 1986. The local inhabitants raised strong feelings of opposition.
It is important to understand that everyone involved in the protest
agrees that there should be a Museum, but that its location was inappropriate.
became immediately obvious that the need to build a Civil Rights Museum
in Memphis would take place, whatever the cost - even at the expense
of displacing the homeless. Jacqueline was left with no option but to
leave the Lorraine. However, her determination to continue the teachings
of Dr. King were so strong, there was only one viable option left open
to her. This was to remain true to her principles and protest in a non-violent
manner. This she did.