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4 days 3 hours ago

The man who inspired the Freedom Rides, the violent protest to desegregate public transportation throughout the South has died. Bruce Boynton, a Black attorney from Selma, Alabama, set the stage for the protests when he was a law student at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On a bus ride home,

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 1 week ago

Even in a time when traveling is difficult, you can still take a civil rights tour. The tour company Road Scholar, rsadventures, offers a five-day deep dive into the civil rights movement, all online. The experience includes field trips and discussions with experts and former civil rights activists, lasting two

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 2 weeks ago

Detroit visitors can roll by the city’s civil rights sites on a new interactive bike tour. The 20-stop, 17-mile route, created by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, begins and ends at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The tour can be accessed from a smartphone or

Civil Rights Travel

1 month 3 weeks ago

One of the most haunting images of the civil right era shows a young woman screaming at 16-year-old Elizabeth Eckford as she walks to her first day of class at Little Rock’s Central High School. A half century later you can still feel the hatred faced by the Little Rock

Civil Rights Travel

2 months 5 hours ago

The U.S. had Rosa Parks. In the UK, Roy Hackett and two other black men led their own bus boycott in Bristol, England. Launched the same day as the March on Washington, the 1963 protest was not about riding public transportation. It was about hiring Blacks to work for the

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2 months 4 days ago

A new documentary debut dives into the story of James Meredith debuts on the Smithsonian channel tonight. Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who integrated the University of Mississippi, was also shot on a march to publicize civil rights struggles. Meredith has always been hard to categorize, though. Eventually, he

Civil Rights Travel

2 months 1 week ago

If you missed the moving & inspiring John Lewis documentary Good Trouble this summer, tune in this Sunday to CNN, which is airing it without charge. And if it encourages you to learn more, here’s a story I wrote about how to visit the places John Lewis made history bit.ly/30rWxk6

Civil Rights Travel

2 months 1 week ago

Sixty-five years after Emmett Till’s death, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is moving to preserve the site of his funeral. The Chicago church building is one of 11 endangered historic sites announced today. The Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ was the site of “pivotal events in American

Civil Rights Travel

2 months 1 week ago

When Black residents of Montgomery Alabama, started the famed bus boycott only one white minister joined the cause. Robert Graetz, pastor at the city’s Black Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, helped organize the boycott and even drove people to and from work. He died this week. During the boycott, his family’s