Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour.

The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The tour is available to County and non-county residents.

The annual tour retraces the Freedom Trail, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro sit-ins, voting rights, and other significant events of the Civil Rights Movement.

This year’s nine-day bus tour is scheduled from April 6 to April 14.

The bus will leave from Rockville and travel to Greensboro, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Ala.; Memphis and Clinton, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark. and Jackson, Miss.

Highlights on the tour include:

  • the Birth Home Museum of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.;
  • the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights;
  • the Civil Rights Memorial Museum;
  • the International Civil Rights Center and Museum;
  • the Rosa Parks Museum;
  • the Freedom Rides Museum;
  • the new Legacy and Peace and Justice Museums;
  • the National Voting Rights Museum;
  • the famed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church;
  • the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge;
  • the Little Rock Central High School
  • Fisk University;
  • Medgar Evers’ Home;
  • and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.

This year, Joan Mulholland, a freedom rider from the Civil Rights Movement will join the tour. She will share her story and provide personal accounts at the various stops along the journey. She will also have copies of her book “She Stood for Freedom” available for participants.

The trip includes travel on a motor coach with Wi-Fi, hotel, multiple tour and museum admissions, some meals, snacks and more. The itinerary may be viewed, here.

If interested, full payment is due by March 15.

Click here to learn more about registration, the itinerary and the cost of the tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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