Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail

9 days

Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail
Travel to the American South and immerse yourself in its music, art, food and stories, while meeting locals, exploring the sights, and hearing moving first-hand stories from the Civil Rights Movement. Meet activists, visit museums, devour delicious cuisine and pay your respects on this vibrant cultural journey.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Memphis, Selma & Birmingham with a Local Specialist, Key stops along the Mississippi Delta
  • View Mississippi Blues Trail, Mississippi Freedom Trail
  • Visit National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Clarksdale, Greenwood, Jackson, Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Tuskegee, Atlanta
Iconic Experience
  • At the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute you'll learn about the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dive Into Culture
  • Memphis: A local specialist will share stories of Memphis' past and present through the lens of African American history and current cultural treasures that Africans Americans have contributed to the city, local businesses, art, food.
  • Clarksdale: Visit the Delta Blues Museum and Dive Into Culture as you learn about the story of the blues. You'll be inspired by the musicians that kicked off the blues genre and the passionate locals keeping it alive today.
  • Birmingham: This evening at dinner you'll begin to learn about the importance of song and music in the African American community from Carlton Reese Choir.
  • Selma: Take a tour and listen to a discussion lead by a local specialist here at Brown Chapel AME Church the starting point for voting rights marches including the events of March 7, 1965 “Bloody Sunday.”  Tabernacle Baptist Church is the next stop where you are hosted for a tour and presentation about the church whose members were active in the Dallas County Voters League which invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Selma in 1964.