What’s Included

  • First Class Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Gratuities

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Tuesday, March 16 – Atlanta

You’ll make your way to Atlanta, the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner. (D)

Day 2 Wednesday, March 17 – Atlanta to Birmingham

Today you’ll visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. This museum is dedicated to the achievements of the Civil Rights movement in America and the broader Human Rights movements around the world. This afternoon you’ll travel to Anniston to the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston. See the former Greyhound Bus Station, where in 1961, a mob attacked the integrated group of white and black Freedom Riders promoting the Federal ruling that Interstate bus travel could not be segregated. Then stop at the site of the bus burning. Continue on to Birmingham for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk this evening on the “History and Power of Memory.” (B,D)

Day 3 Thursday, March 18 – Birmingham

This morning, participate in a tour of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Here 4 young girls were killed in a racially motivated bombing. The church continues to serve its community today and is a landmark of the Birmingham Civil Rights District. Continue on to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Afterward visit Kelly Ingram Park and Bethel Baptist Church. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk, “From Extremism to Inclusion.” (B,D)

Day 4 Friday, March 19 – Marion & Selma

You’ll visit the Marion Interpretive Center and the Memorial to Viola Liuzzo. Enjoy a visit the Brown Chapel AME Church and Selma Interpretative Center. Travel the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and, conditions permitting, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Continue to your Montgomery hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5 Saturday, March 20 – Montgomery

This morning visit the Rosa Parks Museum, Dexter Avenue, the King Memorial Church and the Dexter Parsonage Museum. This afternoon take a driving tour of other sites, including the Alabama State Capitol, First Baptist Church on Ripley Street, Holt Street Baptist Church and City of St. Jude. Visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the Lynching Memorial. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “When Fear and Hate meet Religion, Color and Ethnicity.” (B,D)

Day 6 Sunday, March 21 – Tuskegee

Discover the remarkable history of Tuskegee, Alabama with visits to the Tuskegee History Center, Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site. This afternoon continue to Atlanta to check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “The Words of Martin Luther King in today’s context.” (B,D)

Day 7 Monday, March 22 – Atlanta

Martin Luther King National Historic Park which includes the birthplace of MLK, The King Center, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. This afternoon visit the APEX Museum. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “What do we do now?” (B,D)

Day 8 Tuesday, March 23 – Return Home

Morning transfer to the airport for those who have flights through EO. Ground Only Guests must check out by 11 am. (B)

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    From $2098
Tour: XC21 Code: D