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U.S. Civil Rights Trail Launched on MLK Day...

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The 15th January not only marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday in the United States but was also the day that the U.S. Civil Rights Trail launched.

Developed over the past year, this trail is a collection of more than 100 churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s...

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Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama


The tragedies and triumphs that took place in Alabama awakened an entire nation...

You can experience the legacy of those who changed history as you walk in the footsteps of civil rights legends such as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Imagine the scene of Bloody Sunday and the victory of the Selma-to-Montgomery March as you cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge...

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum


Learn about the infamous events of Mississippi’s civil rights era...

In Jackson, Mississippi, you can visit sites such as the home of Medgar Evers and feel inspired by one man's courage or the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum where Mississippians tell their stories of the state's rich and complex history. Also, follow the Mississippi Freedom Trail...

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Berea College, Kentucky


Kentucky holds a rich history in the struggle for civil rights...

Louisville gained national recognition for its peaceful sit-in demonstrations, successfully ending the segregation of its downtown businesses through the passage of a public accommodations ordinance – the first law of its kind in the South. Berea in Kentucky is home to Berea College which was the first integrated university in the South...

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Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee



Civil Rights history was made in Tennessee...

Tennessee, like most Southern states, faced many obstacles in the struggle for equality. Experience the legacy of the people, places and events that defined the Civil Rights Movement by exploring historic venues such as the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis - the site of Dr. King’s assassination...

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The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell


How one little girl inspired a nation...

New Orleans is a landmark site because of a brave little girl named Ruby Bridges. Aged 6, Ruby was the only African-American student to attend William Frantz Elementary upon its integration. The history of civil rights in Louisiana is filled with powerful images but few more so than Ruby Bridge being escorted by federal marshals as she faced an angry mob of segregationists...

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