US Civil Rights: On the Road to Freedom

Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery

2025 Dates: Coming Soon! Contact us at [email protected] or at 212 –209 –5401 for details.

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The civil-rights movement is one of the most significant chapters in our country’s history. As mark the 55th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is a time for our nation to reflect upon how far we’ve come and how much remains to be accomplished. While we confront increasingly racialized violence and emboldened white nationalists, we can look back to the victories of the past and to the hundreds of thousands of brave Americans who fueled this history-altering movement, fighting—and too often dying—for the cause of equality.

For those working toward social justice today, there are great lessons to be learned from the civil-rights movement, in which a profound demonstration of commitment and courage succeeded against all odds. In the words of Dr. King: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

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  • Travel to Birmingham and visit the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb killed four young African-American girls as they prepared to sing in their choir on September 15, 1963. Meet with Dr. Rev. Carolyn McKinstry who was inside the church when the bomb exploded.
  • Meet with civil rights historian, Dr. Robert Luckett, at the COFO Civil Rights Education Center.
  • Stand at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and tour the 54-mile Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, following the marchers’ route that helped change American history.
  • Explore the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
  • Meet with Sylvester Hoover, who will lead the group through Baptist Town and tour the Back in the Day Museum, a community museum exploring the history of the blues, Baptist Town, and African- American culture in the Delta.
  • Visit the Legacy Museum, created by the Equal Justice Initiative, the museum looks at the history of racial injustice and the narratives that have sustained injustice across generations. 
  • Enjoy a private performance by blues legend Jesse Robinson, a guitarist and singer who has played and worked with many well-known blues musicians including B.B. King.


Read a traveler’s first-hand account of this tour here.

See the itinerary for complete details. Questions? Contact us via the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 212-209-5401.




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