Trip Overview

Of the themes running through the American South, civil rights is one of the most dichotomous. Not only because the theme is one of division – black vs. white – but because to follow its thread is to relive its bloodiest lows and most hopeful highs; to comprehend how those lows invoked the attention and energy to power positive change. Though this civil rights itinerary begins at the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. and ends at the site of his assassination, you’ll meet the soldiers of the movement – children, collegiates, clergy and others – in memorials, museums and historic sites along the way.