Memphis, USA

On 27 September 2002 the World Peace Flame lamp was installed at the opening of the new human rights building in the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, USA.

It serves as a testament to those whose courage is celebrated within the museum’s walls and it honours all who are working for peace.

The museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of civil rights movements worldwide. 
It’s collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs chronicle the movement from the earliest days of slavery, though to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, and on to encompass the human rights movement worldwide.