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Pathway to Freedom
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Day 1

ATLANTA • MARTIN LUTHER KING NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK • DINNER:

We begin a celebration of freedom retracing the steps of those men and women who paved the way for most of the civil rights we have enjoyed today. Our first stop is in Atlanta at The King Center, remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his amazing contributions to civil rights. A global destination visited by nearly a million people each year, the National Historic Site holds the birth home of Dr. King, a museum filled with historical artifacts from the life of Dr. and Mrs. King and offers a place to be inspired and pay respect to Dr. King's legacy. We travel on to Alabama for an included dinner and overnight stay. (D)
Day 2

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE • MONTGOMERY • LUNCH • ROSA PARKS MUSEUM • CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR:

We continue our journey along the Pathway to Freedom in Tuskegee honoring the African American Airmen who served in World War II. The National Historic Site marks the training site of the first-ever African American military pilots called the Red Tails. We travel on to Montgomery where we enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant. Next we visit Rosa Parks Museum, located on the Troy University campus. We see exhibits and artifacts relevant to the life and lessons of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Civil Rights Movement. We are joined this afternoon by a local for a walking-riding tour of Montgomery that includes well-known places like Court Square Fountain, First Baptist and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Churches, the Alabama State Capitol and more. Following dinner on our own, we check into our hotel for two nights' stay. (L)
Day 3

LEGACY MUSEUM • NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE • LUNCH • FREEDOM RIDES MUSEUM:

Today we dive deep into the history of racism and slavery in America. We begin our day at The Legacy Museum which is located on a site where enslaved African Americans were forced to labor in bondage. Our second stop is at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial. Designed to commemorate the black victims of lynching in the US, it focuses on and acknowledges past racial terrorism and advocates for social justice. We are treated to an included lunch before stopping by Freedom Rides Museum, the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. We return to our hotel for the evening. (L)
Day 4

FOOTPRINTS TO FREEDOM • BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE:

Our Footprints to Freedom Tour takes us to the National Voting Rights Museum where we explore the steps that opened the door to all citizens enjoying the right to vote followed by a stop by Brown Chapel AME Church, starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches. Take a walk with us over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, following the footsteps of those that stood strong for civil rights. We continue to Birmingham and visit the Civil Rights Institute, a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. We overnight in Birmingham.
Day 5

BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR • HOME:

On our final day, our Pathway to Freedom begins at Historic Bethel Church where, under the leadership of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Bethel became the launching pad for the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham. Our walk continues past Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church and Dynamite Hill before we travel home.
Pathway to Freedom<br>(New Tour!)
Departure Dates
5 Days
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MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 4
Lunches: 2
Dinners: 1
Activity Level: 3
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