The tragedies and triumphs that took place in Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s awakened an entire nation and the world to the reality of racial injustice. Now, tour companies in the U.S. and around the world can offer tours in which your clients will experience the legacy of those who changed history while they also making a difference for the people and places of the cause.
Tours planned by the Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association for your tour company are in conjunction with a consortium of twenty African-American Civil Rights Heritage Sites; some are famous, such as Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Dexter Avenue / King Memorial Baptist Church and Brown Chapel in Selma while others are very significant though not as well known.
Imagine being in the living room of the private home where Dr. King always stayed while in Selma or in the kitchen of his own home in Montgomery where he had an epitome that gave him strength to become the leader that he was.
As a non-profit, the Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association can help you plan, or even help you with operating the tour on the ground for you. In either case, the objective is to for your clients to walk in the footsteps of history while they give back to the people and places of the movement.
For more details go to www.civilrightstourism.org or Facebook
For additional information, contact Rosemary Judkins or Graham Roderick.
Rosemary.Judkins@tourism.alabama.gov Group Tour Manager, Alabama Tourism Department
Graham.Roderick@tourism.alabama.gov International Sales Manager, Alabama Tourism Department