Tours

Civil Rights in America: Exploring Civil Rights in America and their Impact on the Church with Rev. Brian Tillman & Gary Mason | Sept 26, 2023

8 days
Alabama & Georgia, USA
Starting from $2598*

Join guest speakers Rev. Brian Tillman & Gary Mason to explore Civil Rights in America and their impact on the Church, starting at $2,598* Ground Only on September 26, 2023.  You will see the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, participate in a 16th Street Baptist Church tour, and visit the Marion Interpretive Center and the Memorial to Viola Liuzzo, Rosa Parks Museum, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, and so much more! In the words of Rev. Brian Tillman, “This tour offers an opportunity for a closer look at the Civil Rights Movement and experiences the things left out of most history classes. Anyone in support of racial reconciliation and healing has an obligation to pursue opportunities that will enable them to recognize the depths of racism in America because you cannot reconcile what you do not recognize. This tour offers such an opportunity.”

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$150
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What’s Included

  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Meals included as shown in itinerary
  • “Love Offering” for Driver

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Tuesday, September 26 – Atlanta

You’ll make your way to Atlanta, the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner. (D)

Day 2 Wednesday, September 27 – Atlanta to 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 in Anniston. 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 Thursday, September 28 – 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 the hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk, “From Extremism to Inclusion.” (B, D)

Day 4 Friday, September 29– Marion & Selma

You’ll visit the Marion Interpretive Center and the Memorial to Viola Liuzzo. Enjoy a visit to 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 Saturday, September 30 – 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 your hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “When Fear and Hate meet Religion, Color and Ethnicity.” (B, D)

Day 6 Sunday, October 1 – Tuskegee

Discover the remarkable history of Tuskegee, Alabama as you see the Tuskegee History Center, Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic 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 Monday, October 2 – Atlanta

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, which includes the birthplace of MLK, The King Center, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. This afternoon, visit the APEX Museum. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner, join an informal talk “What Do We Do Now?” (B, D)

Day 8 Tuesday, October 3 – Return Home

Morning transfer to the airport for those who have flights through EO. Ground Only guests must check out by 11 am. (B)

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    From $2598* Register Now!