Trip highlights civil rights history -- Gazette.Net


If you’ve ever wanted to see Civil Rights-era landmarks such as Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the Tuskegee Airfield and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a March bus tour may be just the ticket.

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is hosting the trip in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The bus tour, from March 25 to 30, will retrace the steps of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights heroes, traveling to sites in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio and Tennessee. Tour highlights include King’s birth-home museum, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Freedom Rides Museum and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The cost for the six-day bus tour for a group of four is $495 per person, including hotel, transportation, some meals and all museum fees. For smaller groups, the fee is slightly higher.

A deposit for half of the tour fee is due March 2.

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