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.
- US Civil Rights Trail
- National Park Service Historic Civil Rights Places in the U.S.
- 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
- JACKSON, MS – Civil Rights Sites in Jackson compiled by the City of Jackson
- LOUISVILLE, KY – Civil Rights Tour of Louisville, KY, courtesy of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
- 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
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,
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.