Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Civil Rights Tour

Here's a little bit about the logistics of the Civil Rights tour:
July 8th: Depart for Nashville, spend evening exploring CR in Nashville
July 9th: Civil Rights Tour of Nashville in AM, depart for Memphis, TN (Memphis Redbirds game & dinner at Rendezvous [famous for ribs] in the evening)
July 10th: meeting/tour of the National Civil Rights Museum (site of Dr. King's assassination), visit Beale Street
July 11th: Little Rock, AR [Clinton Presidential Library and Central High School]
July 12th: Rock-n-Soul Museum (Memphis) and Mississippi Delta "hotspots" [Fannie Lou Hamer's hometown, Cleveland]
July 13th: Tour of the University of Mississippi (Oxford) and take the Emmett Till Driving Tour (Money)
July 14th: Jackson, MS: Medgar Evers house, CR driving tour of Jackson, old statehouse building, Jackson State University.
July 15th: Depart for Selma, AL. Stop in Meridian, MS to view James Chaney's gravesite. Visit the National Voting Rights Museum and walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma)
July 16th: Depart Selma in afternoon for Montgomery, stopping at the March from Selma to Montgomery museum off I-90
July 17th: Montgomery, AL. Visit the Rose Parks museum, State Capitol building, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and Southern Poverty Law Center, depart for Tuscaloosa in late afternoon.
July 18th: Birmingham, AL (16th street Baptist church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, and Tuscaloosa, AL (tour the University of Alabama campus)
July 19th: Depart for Atlanta, GA in early morning. Visit "sweet auburn avenue" in Atlanta (MLK, Jr. National Historic site)
July 20th: Depart for Charlotte, NC, stopping in Orangeburg, SC

Facts & Figures:
States to be visited: 8 (North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina)
Miles to be Traveled: approximately 1,200
Different Hotels: 8
Museums to be visited: 9 (National Civil Rights Museum, Rock-n-Soul Museum, Little Rock Central High School National Park, Clinton Presidential Library, National Voting Rights Museum, I-90 National Park, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama Football Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center)
State Capitols to be Visited: 4 (Little Rock, Jackson, Montgomery, Atlanta)
Baseball game to be attended: 2 (Memphis Redbirds, Montgomery Biscuits)

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