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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:36 am | Updated: 11:55 am, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

The powerful, visceral exhibit sets the tone for an evocative, newly immersive museum experience that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America.

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