Mission

An Emotional Journey From the Past

We want to bring Black and Indigenous American History, Music, and Culture to Life through unique, authentic, and cultural travel experiences that will contribute to inter-cultural understanding and speak to the heart and soul of multicultural audiences.

We respect the socio-cultural authenticity of the communities we visit and we preserve and support the history, culture, and economies of our host communities.

Team

Meet Our Historical Guide

Leon Burnette

Leon Burnette

Leon Burnette, known affectionately as Mr. B The Guru, is a Civil Rights and Black Music Historian, Explorer, and Storyteller.

Burnett, also known as “Mr. B,” is the voice of diversity Stories and has a strong obsession for Black music, Black history. That’s in addition to an ever-stronger lust to wander into black communities to learn about the development of Black culture in America, a culture that was spurred on by the great black migration before World War 1 and after World War Two.

Our Goal

Why we do this

We want to be the leading provider of this type of tour experience either through our custom tour packages, Destination Management Services, or through our network of trained Black and Indigenous American Heritage and Culture Tour Directors, SMEs, and Storytellers, trained in our Tourism Education program-Tourism Pathways Project.

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 B...

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 ...

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...

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.

Location

Freedom to move about The United States of America

Come travel with us to more than 120 Locations and Destinations Across 14 States that include Montgomery, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, Huntsville, Charleston, New Orleans, Jackson, Little Rock, Muscle Shoals, The Mississippi Delta, Clarksdale, Natchez, Selma, Tuskegee, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Savannah, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Albany.

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.

Book Your Next Trip From The Past.

Take a Pilgrimage along the Civil Rights Trail