Sample Tours

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Freedom Lifted will work to customize a tour to meet the goals of a group. However, if you are not sure where to begin, here are a few options to get you started:

Tour Option A: Journey to Alabama

4 days/3 nights - Roundtrip to/from Birmingham

Sites include:

  • 16th St. Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, AL

  • Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL

  • Rosa Parks Museum and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge and the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, AL

Optional 1-day add ons:  Memphis, Atlanta, or Tuskegee

 

Tour Option B: Journey to Mississippi

4 days/3 nights - Roundtrip to/from Memphis

Sites include:

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

  • Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden and Gravesite in Ruleville, MS

  • Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home in Jackson, MS

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

Optional 1-day add on:  Little Rock

Optional 2-day add on: New Orleans


Tour Option C: Journey to the South

7 days/6 nights - Roundtrip to/from Memphis

Combines sites in Memphis, Mississippi and Alabama listed above.

Optional 1-day add ons:  Little Rock, Tuskegee, or Atlanta

Optional 2-day add on: New Orleans

Note: For travel from the West Coast, add one day to start of all tours.

For details about sites you can visit, see the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.