Resources for Self-Guided Tours
Freedom Lifted tours are based on resources developed by local communities, elders, and ancestors. Even if you can't travel with us, you can design your own people's history 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
ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy
ATLANTA, GA – Bike Tours! – Civil Bikes
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Fifty Years Forward
COLUMBIA, SC - Our Story Matters
HATTIESBURG, MS - 1964 Freedom Summer Trail by City of Hattiesburg
McCOMB, MS – Civil Rights Tour of McComb, MS, developed by local youth and adult community members
MONTGOMERY, AL – Montgomery Civil Rights Audio Tour
NASHVILLE, TN – Civil Rights Tour
STATE OF ALABAMA – Use the Alabama Civil Rights Trail map on your next trip there
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI – Mississippi Civil Rights Trail (scroll down)
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
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.