Freedom Lifted tours are based on knowledge documented by local communities, elders, and ancestors. If you can't travel with us, you can still design your own tour using these resources.
On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
STATES and LOCAL COMMUNITIES
COLUMBIA, SC - Our Story Matters
HATTIESBURG, MS - 1964 Freedom Summer Trail by City of Hattiesburg
McCOMB, MS – The Civil Rights Tour of McComb, MS was developed by local youth and adult community members.
MEMPHIS, TN - Take a Tour of Possibilities while in Bluff City.
SELMA, AL - Take a Journey for the Soul with JoAnne Bland when visiting Selma.
STATE OF ALABAMA – Use the Alabama Civil Rights Trail map on your next trip there.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI – Mississippi Civil Rights Trail (scroll down this page for details)
STATE OF NEW YORK – Use the Path Through History site to create an itinerary highlighting Civil Rights sites throughout the state.
BEYOND CIVIL RIGHTS...
MORE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT and PEOPLE'S HISTORY TOURS
CHARLESTON, SC - From Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African American Charleston is a book that can be purchased locally
CHICAGO, IL - Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago’s South Side, virtual tour created by Kierra Verdun, built on information from Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell's guidebook of the same name
DETROIT, MI – Black History and Resistance Tour, created by Justin Danzy, built on information from Rich Feldman and the Boggs Center
SAVANNAH, GA - African American Journey compiled by Day Clean Journeys who also offer tours of the area
STATE OF CALIFORNIA – commUNITY: farmworkers labor movement
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA – The STATE OF NEW YORK – Taking Pride: 150 Years of of LGBT History, created by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. features more than 300 African American cultural destinations across SC.
VANCOUVER, BC, CA – Black Strathcona examines the history of the black population in the neighborhood, including labor rights efforts
VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Footsteps to Freedom: Underground Railroad Study Tour, created by the Black Voice Foundation
Freedom Lifted proudly supports local communities who document their history by developing their own people’s history tours. If you have a tour you want featured here or if you would like help getting your tour online, please contact us.