Civil Rights Tour to Mississippi and Alabama - December 5 - 12, 2019

Please join us for this tour of Civil Rights sites in the U.S. Deep South, sponsored by Lawrence University. The trip will take place December 5 - 12, 2019, and led by Freedom Lifted, with Mia Henry serving as the lead guide and tour manager. Also joining us on this trip will be Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Lawrence and Timothy Anne Burnside ’02 the Museum Specialist in Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Freedom Lifted tours provide opportunities for participants to meet and spend time with movement veterans and local experts, to visit and honor sacred spaces, and to build community through shared meals and discussion. As a participant, you will also have time daily to reflect and share with one another on what they see, hear, and feel, and how their experiences relate to their own work and goals.

The tour will feature:

  • Sites in the Mississippi Delta related to Emmett Till and Freedom Summer

  • Medgar Evers Home and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, MS

  • Kelly Ingram Park and a Sunday church service in Birmingham, AL

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL

  • Sites in Montgomery related to the 1955-56 Bus Boycott & the Rosa Parks Museum

  • Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL

  • National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN

The fee is $2500/person and includes:

  • Ground transportation to/from Memphis, via chartered coach bus or minibus

  • Lodging for seven nights in 3-4 star hotels (double occupancy)

  • Seven breakfasts, six lunches, six dinners and snacks on buses

  • Entrance fees to museums and historical sites

  • Mobile library and documentary film footage on bus

  • If available, Civil Rights Veteran Guest Speakers

The fee does not include:

  • Roundtrip travel from participants' home city to Memphis

  • One afternoon lunch and one evening dinner

  • Tips for bus driver and lead guide

For more information, please contact Mark Breseman at:

920-832-6519 office

920-419-6675 cell


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