On the Road to Freedom
We are postponing this tour to either fall 2022 or 2023 due to COVID rates in the south. We will update this site with a new brochure and information as soon as tour dates are finalized.
Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, AL
This unique program traces the history of this struggle, one which has its roots as far back as the abolition movement, as a profound commitment to achieve racial equality through grassroots organizing. This movement paved the way for many subsequent U.S. civil rights movements, from the women’s rights movement to the LGBTQ rights movement, to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Travel through the Mississippi Delta to the Little Rock High School and to Selma- and meet with many key figures who were involved and are exclusive to our program. Framed within the civil rights story are the music and cuisine of the South which were born out of hardship and poverty, still evolving today.
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Medgar Evers Home Museum and meet with Minnie White Watson
- Malaco Records and a private tour with co-founder Gerald "Wolf" Stephenson
- Famous Greyhound Bus Station, prominent site from the 1961 Freedom Rides
- Visit Farish Street, thriving center of African-American life during the Jim Crow era
- Meet Hezekiah Watkins, one of the youngest Freedom Riders at the age of 13.
- BB King Museum, Museum of the Mississippi Delta, Back in the Day Museum and Emmett Till Interpretive Center
- Talk with Elizabeth Eckord, one of nine African-American students who broke the color barrier at Central High in 1957
- William J. Clinton Presidential Center
- National Civil Rights Museum, Slave Haven Underground Railway House, 16th Street Baptist Church
- Talk with Carolyn McKinstry, who was inside the 16th Street Church when the bomb exploded and killed her close friends.
- Walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, visit the Legacy Museum and Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace and Justice