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A guide to planning to your Civil Rights history road trip. For details visit CivilRightsTravel.com

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If you found John Lewis’ life inspiring, plan a trip to see the places where he made history. Here's a piece I wrote in the days after his death. He may be gone, but his example lives as an inspiration for all of us. bit.ly/30rWxk6 Fodor's Travel #goodtrouble Visit Nashville…

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Three years before Rosa Parks made history refusing to give up her bus seat in Alabama, North Carolina native Sarah Keys Evans did the same. This past week she was recognized in her hometown with a mural and day in her honor. Evans, a private in the U.S. Army Women’s…

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The Safe House Black History Museum, a little known West Alabama gem, has received an important grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The home preserves the place where Martin Luther King spent a terrifying evening hiding out from the Klan. Look for their new exhibit devoted to Foot Soldiers: The…

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A fascinating new walking and streetcar tour explores #KansasCity’s #civilrights history. Then hop over to Topeka to see the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site for a full day of discovery. bit.ly/3fmhr8v @kansascitytourcompany @derekklaus Visit KC Kansas Tourism Visit Missouri

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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, one of the nation’s first museums devoted to the Civil Rights struggle, is facing a huge deficit due to Covid-19. While it has an online presence, its doors have been closed since mid-March. INBirmingham Birmingham Civil Rights Institute bit.ly/2XeLetC

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Vera Harris, who opened her house to Freedom Riders and other protesters, has passed away. King lived four houses down from Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery. When I met Harris a decade ago, she told me stories about how her daughters used to babysit the King children, and how…

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1 week 3 days ago

Here's why you want to take a civil right journey through the South: This documentary excerpt chronicles a student tour offered by @TheNationMagazine that shows how seeing historic sites tied to Emmett Till, the Freedom Riders and lynching will move you, your family or your students in ways you can…

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1 week 4 days ago

In this moment of honoring #JohnLewis, here’s a story that brings bit a joy: The time he dressed as a younger version of himself to promote his graphic novel at Comic-Con, and ended up leading a parade of marching school children. #GoodTrouble indeed. nyti.ms/307qENS

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1 week 6 days ago

Yesterday, July 25, would have been #EmmettTill’s 79th birthday. If only he could have lived to see the day … bit.ly/2OYhTPD

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1 week 6 days ago

Here's another reason to watch the #JohnLewis documentary @johnlewisdoc: Apple will donate proceeds to the nation's top two African American museums: apple.co/3fWe9tQ @NCRMuseum and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture National Civil Rights Museum