Civil Rights Tour

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The Modern Day Civil Rights Movement... of the 1950s and 1960s, had its roots in the constitutional amendments enacted during the Reconstruction era. The 13th Amendment, abolished slavery, the 14th Amendment expanded the guarantees of the federally-protected citizenship rights, and the 15th Amendment barred voting restrictions based on race.

Our Tour... takes travelers on a journey to the memorials, museums, battlegrounds, and sacred places that tell the amazing story of America’s continuous struggle for freedom and justice. Tour Highlights: Atlanta GA - Tuskegee - Montgomery - Selma - Birmingham AL optional cities: Jackson MS - Memphis TN

Experience Atlanta…”The Gateway to the South”
At the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum, view the history of “Sweet Auburn”, described by Fortune Magazine as “The Richest Negro Street in the World, 1956”.
Take the historical pilgrimage down Auburn Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District, which encompasses Dr. King’s birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Center for Non-Violent Social Change, as well as other significant Black Heritage sites in Atlanta.

See Montgomery Alabama
Where Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat on the city transit, triggered the Bus Boycott of 1956. Take an emotional walk to the Civil Rights Memorial, which honors the ordinary people that sacrificed their lives for freedom and racial equality.

Relive “The Bloody Sunday” March in Selma
Hear the footsteps of Civil Rights marchers as they approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge and were brutally attacked by law enforcement officers on what tragically became known as “Bloody Sunday”

The story of Birmingham’s role in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement. Visit Kelly-Ingram Park, where student participants were assaulted by police dogs and fire hoses by Eugene “Bull” Connor’s public safety officers…and just across the street, walk through the Civil Rights Institute, as well as tour the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the site of the Sunday morning bombing that killed four young Black school girls.

The Tuskegee University National Historic Site

Tour Highlights

Atlanta GA - Tuskegee - Montgomery - Selma - Birmingham AL

  • Tuskegee Airman Training Airfield
  • Tuskegee University
  • George Washington Carver Museum
  • Booker T. Washington Home

Montgomery, Al.

  • State Capitol building
  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church
  • Civil Rights Memorial and Center
  • Dexter Avenue Bapist Church Parsonage
  • Alabama State University

Your Experience

"In some way everyone was affected by this trip. We all took pride in the incredible standards and accomplishments of such great historically black institutions as Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, LeMoyne Owens and Tennessee State University. Undoubtedly, the Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven impacted the students by making them realize they have so much today because of the sacrifices of so many others. It gave them a sense of who they are and what they can be.”

Benita Slater
Project Coordinator
DMACC Upward Bound Program