Civil Rights Tour with Resurrection, A United Methodist Church | Sept. 10, 2024

7 days
Alabama & Georgia, USA
Starting from $2390* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Resurrection, A United Methodist Church, on a Civil Rights Tour starting at $2390* from Kansas City, MO, on September 10, 2024. You will see Birmingham, tour 16th Street Baptist Church, walk to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a guided tour of the museum, Tuskegee, visit the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum, the Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site, Montgomery, visit the Freedom Rides Museum, Dexter Baptist Church and Parsonage, the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, visit the outdoor memorial for those killed in racial terror lynchings between 18977 and 1950, Atlanta, the King Center, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and much more!

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee
  • Daily Breakfast & Meals as Listed in Itinerary

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 10 - ARRIVAL

Arrive in Atlanta and head to Birmingham, Alabama, to start your Civil Rights Tour! Once in Birmingham, enjoy dinner and worship. Check into your hotel. (D)

Day 2 September 11 - BIRMINGHAM

Start your morning with a tour of 16th Street Baptist Church, where, on September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded under the steps of the church, causing the deaths of four young girls. Tour the church and learn more about the history of the church and how this bombing brought national attention to this historic building. Then, walk to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a guided tour of the museum. Learn about Birmingham’s history while seeing some of the most powerful artifacts of the Civil Rights movement. After some free time for dinner, head back to the hotel and worship together. (B, L)

Day 3 September 12 - MONTGOMERY

Depart Birmingham and head to Selma. Here, you will visit the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Stop to view this historically significant landmark. Then, head to Montgomery to visit the Freedom Rides Museum. This small museum preserves the history of the Freedom Riders of 1961. That summer, civil rights activists challenged segregation on public buses throughout the South and were met with violent reactions. On May 20, 1961, the Freedom Riders reached Montgomery, where a mob awaited them outside the Greyhound Station. Local police allowed the beatings to go on uninterrupted. This museum tells the story of this particularly violent moment in Civil Rights history. Enjoy lunch together in Montgomery. After lunch, head to the Legacy Sites - The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. At the museum, trace the evolution of the dehumanizing myth of racial difference and its legacy throughout American history. Learn through first-person historical narratives and interactive media in this state of the art museum. Lastly, visit the outdoor memorial for those killed in racial terror lynchings between 18977 and 1950. Check into your Montgomery hotel. (Breakfast & lunch included).

Day 4 September 13 - TUSKEGEE

Begin your morning at the Dexter Baptist Church and parsonage to learn more about this church’s role in civil rights as well as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tenure as pastor here from 1954 to 1960. Tour the church and see the beautiful mural in the basement as well as the parsonage, restored to what it would have looked like in the 1950s. Arrive in Tuskegee and enjoy lunch. Visit the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum. While here, learn about the untreated syphilis study and Henrietta Lacks and how public health and civil rights are intertwined. Afterward, head to the Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site. Learn more about the first African American military pilots on your guided tour of the site. Enjoy free time for dinner in Montgomery and worship at a local church. Head back to the hotel. (Breakfast & lunch included).

Day 5 September 14 - ATLANTA

Today, you’ve got Georgia on your mind! Check out of the hotel after breakfast and head to Atlanta, Georgia. Enjoy lunch and head to the King Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Visit the exhibits at the King Center to learn more about King, Jr., then spend some free time walking around the National Historic Site across the street. Afterward, enjoy dinner and free time on your own in Midtown before heading to the hotel to check in. (B, L)

Day 6 September 15 - FREE TIME ON YOUR OWN

Worship at Cascade United Methodist Church this morning. Afterward, the rest of the day is yours to explore Atlanta. (B)

Day 7 September 16 - RETURN HOME

After breakfast, head to the Atlanta airport for your flight home.

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, September 10, 2024
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