Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail
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.
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.