Trips on the Civil Rights Trail

Historic Route marker of the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this special episode highlights various destinations along the United States Civil Rights Trail. Discover new places to visit, to learn more about the US Civil Rights Movement.

Destinations discussed in this episode include Selma and Montgomery, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Travel solo, with friends and family, or with a group to one or more of these destinations. Suggestions for various road trips are also included in this episode.


Below are links to various resources shared in this episode.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church: Indianapolis, Indiana

Click here to learn more about St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Click here to watch the January 14th contemporary service that I discuss in this episode.

US Civil Rights Trail and Educational Resources

Explore the United States Civil Rights Trail

Learn more about the Zinn Education Project here


Learn more about Nashville’s Witness Walls here

Visit the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Visit the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Explore the Mississippi Freedom Trail

Learn more about the Gullah Geechee Corridor.

Travel and Leisure

Read the Travel and Leisure article, “Meet the Women of Color Remaking One North Carolina Town Into a Destination That Celebrates Diversity” by Alex Temblador.

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