2019 Civil Rights Tour

Please join us for this tour of Civil Rights sites in the U.S. Deep South. The trip will take place December 5 - 12, 2019, and led by Freedom Lifted, with Mia Henry serving as the lead guide and tour manager. Also joining us on this trip will be Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Lawrence and Timothy Anne Burnside ’02 the Museum Specialist in Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Freedom Lifted tour2019 Civil Rights Trips provide opportunities for participants to meet and spend time with movement veterans and local experts, to visit and honor sacred spaces, and to build community through shared  meals and discussion. As a participant, you will also have time daily to reflect and share with one another on what they see, hear, and feel, and how their experiences relate to their own work and goals.

 

The tour will feature:
•Sites in the Mississippi Delta related to Emmett Till and Freedom Summer
•Medgar Evers Home and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, MS
•Kelly Ingram Park and a Sunday church service in Birmingham, AL
•Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL
•Sites in Montgomery related to the 1955-56 Bus Boycott & the Rosa Parks Museum
•Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL
•National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN


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