Mississippi Civil Rights Trail

 

 

 

Day 1 – Mississippi Delta

Tour of Mississippi Delta Part 1

Gravesite of Fannie Lou Hamer in Ruleville

BB King Museum in Indianola

 

Day 2 – Mississippi Delta to Jackson

Tour of Mississippi Delta Part 2

Cleveland – Home and Gas Station of Amzie Moore

Sites related to the murder of Emmett Till

Port Gibson

COFO Education Center in Jackson

 

Day 3 – Jackson

Driving Tour of Downtown Jackson including:  State Fairgrounds, Greyhound Bus Station site, and Farish Street

Tougaloo College

Home of Medgar Evers

Philadelphia, MS – Memorial for Andrew Goodman, James Cheney, and Michael

Schwerner

Option: Night out on historic Beale Street in Memphis

 

Day 4 – Memphis

Driving Tour of Memphis including:  Sun RecordsStax Museum of American Soul Music, and Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel

 

All Tours Feature:

Documentary Film Footage

Civil Rights Activists Speakers

Regional Food

Intimate Group Size (maximum 40 people)

Intergenerational Learning

 

Next Tour Date: Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2012

Time Frame: 4 Days, 3 Nights

 

Tour prices include:

  • 3 nights at 3-star hotel
  • All meals
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Ground travel via charter bus

 

Participants are responsible for:

  • Roundtrip travel to Memphis, arriving by 11:00 am on Thursday, October 4 and leaving after 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 7.
  • Health and travel insurance coverage
  • Spending money for snacks, souvenirs

 

Fees:

$675 – Adults
$650 – Seniors ages 65+/Students 13+ with I.D.*
$625 – Youth ages 6 – 12*
*under 18 must be accompanied by adult

 

+$75 – roundtrip travel from Chicago to Memphis via bus
+$75 – late registration fee (after August 31)
+$150 – single hotel room supplement

 

REGISTER BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.  FULL PAYMENT DUE BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 31.

 

 

Register Online Here

 

Download Tour Registration Form (PDF)

 

Download Tour Registration Form (Word)