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Organizers are campaigning to create a national park honoring Emmett Till. It would include sites in Mississippi associated with Till’s murder, trial and at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, where an estimated 100,000 people mourned the 14-year-old at his open-casket funeral. You can support the effort

Civil Rights Travel

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Sadly, we've lost yet another civil rights legend, Bob Moses. The unassuming, but highly effective activists, is perhaps best known for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer and the launch of Mississippi's Freedom Schools apnews.com/article/science-49c084dbe580042f51d4874184e63d23?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

Civil Rights Travel

1 week 6 days ago

Should the Edmund Pettus Bridge be illuminated at night? A local Selma group says it will allow visitors to come (and hopefully stay) after dark.

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Civil Rights Travel

4 weeks 5 hours ago

For every civil rights battle that made national news, there were literally hundreds that are little known outside their community. One example is in Falls Church, Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital. Tinner Hill Historic Site and monument honors an early effort to fight housing segregation. It’s nearly lost in

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 days ago

I'm thankful to have attended the dedication of the new #TulsaRaceMassacre museum, #Greenwood Rising, which describes the horror that destroyed a neighborhood, and left 300 people dead. It opens to the public in mid-July, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek, the latest update to the website, CivilRightsTravel.com bit.ly/3w09376

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 1 week ago

The civil rights protests that changed history were rarely spontaneous eruptions, but rather carefully planned events. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. prepared for the Birmingham Campaign at the former Dorchester Academy a quiet Georgia boarding school, located about 45 miles southwest of Savannah. The former school for freed slaves

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 weeks ago

Here's the story of a fascinating civil rights icon, Fannie Lou Hamer, who courageously fought for justice in Mississippi, and even challenged the Democratic Party for equal representation. bit.ly/3vEORYt

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 3 weeks ago

The camps where Selma marchers slept during their epic journey to Montgomery have made the National Trust’s list of endangered sites. While the camps are marked along the trail, they have never been developed for visitors. The good thing is that once sites make the list, they’re almost always saved.

Civil Rights Travel

2 months 1 week ago

Learn how to plan a civil rights trip at this free workshop, from the experts at Freedom Lifted!

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Civil Rights Travel

2 months 4 weeks ago

Louisiana has inaugurated its Civil Rights Trail with a marker at New Orleans’ famed Dooky Chase's Restaurant. Louisiana, which had been the only Southern state without a civil rights trail, will honor 15 spots across the state, with more planned. bit.ly/3xMpbv9