CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL TOURS

AUTHENTIC BLACK CULTURAL HERITAGE EXPERIENCES

We Share and Preserve Black Culture, Music, and History with Custom Private Group Tours
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Are You Ready For A Life-Changing Experience?

Do you want to spend time exploring the people, food, and music of the southern United States? Are you ready to experience history and culture through travel? If so, then welcome to a Civil Rights Trail Tour.

We design specially curated itineraries that honor the people and places involved in civil rights activism. This is not just another stuffy museum tour. Our guided tours explore the authentic music, food, and culture of black history.

Our tour guides are African Americans with first-hand knowledge of the continuing struggle for racial equality. Through our special access, we will get you behind the scenes and fully immersed in the culture of the southern states.

On our bespoke music tours, you'll be able to listen to the music, talk to the musicians, and meet black music icons. Our educational tours will take you to the top Historically Black College Universities (HBCU) in America. You'll get the chance to walk in the footsteps of the legends of our American civil rights movement.

Civil Rights Trail Tours

Historical and Cultural Group Adventures

Duration
4 days
Group Size
14 to 42

CUSTOM RACIAL JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS DEI TRAVEL TRAINING PROGRAM

Enhancing Your Racial Equity Lens With Lessons And Intellencege Gained On The Civil Rights Trail

Civil Rights Trail Tours is a 501 c3 Non-Profit Educational Tour Operator that offers organizations of all sizes, the option of 2, 3, or 4-day professional development travel experiences that provide lessons, workshops, and insights into the effects of Slavery, Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration, and how they have affected and promoted unconscious biases, racial inequality and racial in the united stated

This professional development training program is based on the strategies, people, and events that are a part of the history and legacy of the US Civil Rights Trail.

Lessons learned on this educational tour will give leaders and key personnel a new perspective and a better understanding of America’s long history of injustice and inequality.

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Duration
6 days 4 hours
Group Size
14 to 42

6 DAY CULTURAL IMMERSION TOUR - GULLAH GEECHIE

The New Green Book For Travel Special Edition Tour Experience. The Lowcountry is where mighty rivers fall into the sea to make their last dive.

Come with us on this Lowcountry Black History Food and Music experience along the National Historic Gullah Geechie Trail.

On this six-day, immersive cultural experience, you will travel from Charleston, Beauport, St Helena, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and on to Savanah, GA, to learn more about the kidnapped Africans who passed through the ports of Charleston and were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Inland Cotton plantations of South Carolina and Georgia.

The Ancestors of the Gullah Geechie people brought to this country through the slave trade a rich heritage and African American traditions in Art, Food and Music.

The Gullah Geechie people we will meet along the Trail are known for preserving more of their Art, Foodways, linguistic, cultural, and music heritage than any other African-American community in the United States.

The Gullah Geechie music evolved out of the conditions of slavery that characterized their lives. The influence and evolution of musical forms that arose from Gullah music can be heard in many musical genres, such as spirituals and gospel music, ragtime, rhythm and blues, soul, hip hop, and jazz.

Nowhere in America did the cooking of master and slave combine as gracefully as it did in the Lowcountry kitchen. As we travel through the low country, we will get a chance to learn from master Gullah Chefs and Natives like Bill Green to sample food like Red snapper, Red Rice, Okra Stone Ground Grits, Carolina Gold Rice, Whole Pork BBQ, Collard Greens, BBQ Oysters, Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese, and Peach Cider, and Swamp Water Tea.

On this specially curated tour, we want you to hear the music, see the art, Taste the food and learn the whole story, And We Mean the Whole Story.

Charleston SC, Beaufort SC, St Helena, Hilton Head SC, Savannah GA
Start Charleston SC
Beaufort SC
St Helena SC
Hilton Head Sc
Savannah GA

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2499 USD
Duration
10 days
Group Size
14 to 42

10 DAY MUSIC HISTORY TOUR -Fantastic Voyage Land of Funk

Experience the Land of Funk on our Black Music History Tour — one of the most exciting and authentic multi-day tours in all of North America. Our expert guides will take you on a musical journey through the heart of America, following in the footsteps of black music pioneers to explore how their influence is present throughout all aspects of American culture.

You’ll get an insider’s look into the musical heritage and highlights of Black Music, visiting legendary music studios, iconic venues and even hearing from some music legends themselves! Travel with us to legendary sites across 8 cities including Detroit, Cleveland, Dayton Cinninatti Nashville, and Memphis, to learn stories through music. From Motown to The Rock roll Hall of Fame to Dayton and Cincinnati, The Funk Capitol, and on to Nashville and Soulsville in Memphis TN.

We invite you on a breathtaking journey through the heart of American music, exploring the true Rythem of America, American Soul and Funk Music

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Why choose us?

We Are Your Pilgrimage Leader For The Civil Rights Trail

Our local tour guides want to welcome you to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The American south is our home, and we look forward to sharing it with you. Leave the details to us. You'll ride in an air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard Wi-Fi. Most meals will be arranged in advance so that you can tuck in and enjoy the legendary southern cuisine. You'll learn about the civil rights movement as you visit the black historical sights.

Food

Nowhere in America did the cooking of master and slave combine so gracefully as it did in the Lowcountry kitchen from Shrimp N Grits, Crab Cakes, Stone Grown Grits, Carolina Gold Rice, Whole Pork BBQ, Fried Fish, Collard Greens, BBQ Oysters, Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese and Sweet Tea, The Low Country is where you can get it all.

Music

Civil Rights Trail Tours offers a 12-day journey that tells the untold stories of Southern bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed–and continue to exist–influenced their music. Also, our expert guides will take you on a musical journey through the heart of America, following in the footsteps of black music pioneers to explore how their influence is present throughout all aspects of American culture.

History and Culture

Civil Rights Trail Tours will help you transport through time and space to the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. You will journey south into the very heart of the civil rights movement and gain a deeper understanding of the historic and continued struggle for racial equality in the United States. You'll see significant sites where key parts of this historic movement unfolded both in cities, schools, and houses of worship.

Where We Adventure

Important Landmarks For Any Great Civil Rights Tour

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL four young girls were killed when a bomb exploded while they attended their Sunday school class. This tragedy drew worldwide attention to the violent civil rights struggle in Birmingham. The church today provides tours, and services are still held on Sundays.

To better understand the significance of the civil rights struggles in Birmingham, be sure to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI). The BRCI is home to interactive displays, historical documents, and recorded oral histories.

The former Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. The museum promotes a better understanding of the struggle for civil rights through exhibits, films, and interactive media.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

To some extent – yes. Sometimes we will have to because the weather isn’t always ideal and some restrictions due to the on-going pandemic.

Yes, but you can book trips in private. Just you, your loved ones, and our expert guide.

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