Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail

November 4 / 2021

At Destination America, we offer over 120 different itineraries that dive into the very essence of a destination. Whether it be the great outdoors and the National Parks, or the history of the Civil War of the United States, our team can design a unique trip for your audience that really captures a theme or special interest. We cannot think of a better example that allows guests to travel and learn than our Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail trip.

Our team has designed a trip that explores the role African Americans have had in shaping American history. Working with and endorsed by the National Civil Rights Museum, the story begins in 1619, when the first slave ships arrived from Africa through the present. Learn about the men and women who changed the face of America and how they influenced civil and human rights today. Through this compelling journey, guests will travel throughout the South where so much history has unfolded.

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

Guests will receive such a unique opportunity to connect with remarkable individuals in Selma, Alabama at the Brown Chapel AME Church – the starting point for voting rights marches including the March 7, 1965 “Bloody Sunday.” Guests will hear activists’ stories and their experiences as participants in voting rights demonstrations. By gaining those insights, guests can develop an appreciation and understanding of the impact of these heroes.

From there, guests visit Tuskegee, a town rich in African American heritage, where they will head to the restored antebellum home of Sandy Taylor, a retired superintendent of the National Parks. Sandy and her friends will share a taste of Southern hospitality with a homemade lunch made with local ingredients and recipes from renowned Tuskegee inventor and prominent scientist, George Washington Carver. Venturing to Atlanta, guests will learn about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a visit to his childhood home and his final resting place, as well as stand in the footsteps of civil rights icons at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.

National Historical Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Through specialized itineraries such as this one, guests can uncover the distinct heritage and history of a region. From learning about the history Blues and Soul in Memphis, to a jazz fueled dinner in Birmingham and crossing the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, there is so much to experience in the southern United States. Explore the details of this brand-new itinerary below.
Across all our itineraries, you are sure to find the same sorts of in-depth experiences. If your audience would like something similar, or if you have another specific interest in mind, we can curate the perfect itinerary that leaves your audience with a wealth of information and unforgettable moments that they will carry for a lifetime.

Have questions? We have answers!

No matter what your guests’ trip style is, Destination America can design and build the perfect itinerary that encompasses the unique travel demands of your guests. To get a quote on your own exclusive experience, please contact our travel experiences team and learn more about our customization options.

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