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7 days

Program Overview

Go on a pilgrimage along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, following the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Start the cultural journey in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and grew into a powerful leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Join a local specialist for a guided tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and see significant sites from his life.

Continue to Alabama to experience more of the stories that are significant to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s to 1960s. At the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, learn about the first African American pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces. Go on a tour of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to experience the historic church community where Martin Luther King, Jr. preached his message of freedom for all. Meet the mother of the Civil Rights Movement at the Rosa Parks Museum. Follow in the footsteps of history while visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Journey through the history of civil rights, black culture and commerce in Memphis, Tennessee. On a guided tour along the Mississippi River with a local specialist, see how much change has taken place at the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, Auction Square, MLK Reflection Park and the National Civil Rights Museum. Experience the heart and soul of Memphis on Beale Street, where African Americans gathered to take part in the community of legendary blues musicians, such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Louis Armstrong. While at Sun Studio and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, walk through the collected history of American music from its origins in Tennessee, creating a culture of rhythm and blues.

Daily Itinerary

Learning Outcomes

On this Civil Rights Tour, start in Atlanta, Georgia to explore the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., who grew up in a time of racial segregation and became a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Travel along the Civil Rights Trail to Alabama, following the steps on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and sit ins in protest of racial inequality that eventually resulted in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. End the journey in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and where blues musicians lifted their voices to share their spirit of freedom. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Overnight Security

A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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