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The #GreenBook isn't just history. The author of the great new book "Overground Railroad" guides us to sites still open to travelers bit.ly/2MVxO3G Experience Charlottesville VisitMiami VISIT DENVERNYC: The Official GuideVisit Music City Visit KC Visit New Orleans Crater Lake National Park Discover LA ArizonaTravel Visit New Orleans Travel Oregon

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For every Civil Rights Traveler, Selma's a must-visit, but visitors often struggle to find a room here, let alone a good room. But there's good news: the historic St. James Hotel overlooking the Edmund #Pettus Bridge, has reopened under Hilton management and after a $5 million renovation bit.ly/3jdeoDl #CivilRights #BlackHistoryMonth

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3 weeks 5 days ago

A new monument honors the 4,000 enslaved laborers who literally moved the earth, carved the stone and laid the bricks to build the University of Virginia, and later worked there. The recently completed $7 million Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is winning national attention for its innovative and moving design, which

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 days ago

From John Lewis to Lucille Bridges, the nation lost heroes of the civil rights movement in 2020.

But a new generation of leaders have taken their place. This article honors the ones we lost, and looks to the future.

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Civil Rights Travel

1 month 5 days ago

By next year Boston Common, the oldest park in the nation, will house a monument dedicated to Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The two met while students in Boston: The Georgia native earned a doctorate in theology from Boston University and was assistant minister at the

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1 month 5 days ago

Even getting the day took more than a decade of struggle.

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1 month 6 days ago

Efforts to save the Atlanta office where #MartinLutherKing planned crucial moments of the civil rights movement are hitting roadblocks thanks to a political stalemate. But things may change with a new administration. Visitors now can only see the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Sweet Auburn from the street. It once

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 weeks ago

The integration of the University of Alabama became international news in 1963 when Gov. George Wallace made his infamous "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door." But much less attention was paid a year later when cross-state rival Auburn University accepted its first black student 57 years ago today. Still, Harold Franklin

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 weeks ago

Resolve this year to take a civil rights tour, experiencing historic sites in Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham and beyond. We've compiled the only known directory listing the many companies, groups and associations offering civil rights trips. New this year are tours from Smithsonian Journeys & New York Times Journeys. Other companies

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2 months 2 weeks ago

The home of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers was just named a national monument, becoming the 423rd unit of the National Park System. The ranch-style house in Jackson where Evers was gunned down is currently closed, but plans call for it to open to the public soon. bit.ly/3njQJSI