A picture might be worth a thousand words but seeing and interacting with places and people is worth much more. Civil Rights in America is a unique travel opportunity to help travelers recognize the depths of racism in America so that reconciliation and healing can begin. Museums, churches, sites of historic marches, and sites of tragic violence and killing are part of this thought-provoking travel experience. In addition to visiting historic sites in the South, experts in reconciliation and conflict resolution will lecture and guide dialog between travelers to help them return home with new ways to implement reconciliation and healing.
Join Rev. Brian Tillman & Gary Mason for the 2020 Dialog Series of Civil Rights in America. Tour begins on March 17, 2020, with prices starting at $1,998* for Ground Only.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Guided Tours
- Voluntary "Love Offering" for driver
Day 1 Atlanta - Arrive in Atlanta / Meet up with group at hotel / Dinner at Hotel / Informal
You’ll make your way to Atlanta, the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check in to the hotel and enjoy dinner. (D)
Day 2 Atlanta / Anniston / Birmingham
Today you’ll visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. This museum is dedicated to the achievements of the Civil Rights movement in America and the broader Human Rights movements around the world. This afternoon you’ll travel to Anniston to the Freedom Riders National Monument. See the former Greyhound Bus Station where, in 1961, a mob attacked the integrated group of white and black Freedom Riders promoting the Federal ruling that Interstate bus travel could not be segregated. Then stop at the site of the bus burning. Continue on to Birmingham for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk this evening on the “History and Power of Memory.” (B,D)
Day 3 Birmingham
This morning, participate in a tour of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Here 4 young girls were killed in a racially motivated bombing. The church continues to serve its community today and is a landmark of the Birmingham Civil Rights District. Continue on to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and learn more about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Afterward visit Kelly Ingram Park and Bethel Baptist Church. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk, “From Extremism to Inclusion.” (B, D)
Day 4 Selma
Enjoy a visit the Brown Chapel AME Church and Selma Interpretative Center. Travel the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and conditions permitting walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Continue to your Montgomery hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 5 Montgomery
This morning, visit the Rosa Parks Museum, Dexter Avenue, the King Memorial Church and the Dexter Parsonage Museum. This afternoon, take a driving tour of other sites, including the Alabama State Capitol, First Baptist Church on Ripley Street, Holt Street Baptist Church and City of St. Jude. Visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the Lynching Memorial. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “When Fear and Hate meet Religion, Color and Ethnicity.” (B, D)
Day 6 Tuskegee
Discover the remarkable history of Tuskegee, Alabama with visits to the Tuskegee History Center, Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site. This afternoon, continue to Atlanta to check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “The Words of Martin Luther King in today’s context.” (B, D)
Day 7 Atlanta
Travel to the Martin Luther King National Historic Park which includes the birthplace of MLK, The King Center, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. This afternoon visit the APEX Museum. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “What do we do now?” (B, D)
Day 8 Return Home
Morning transfer to the airport for those who have flights through EO. Ground Only Guests must check out by 11 am. (B)
March 17, 2020From $1998* Register Now!