Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Civil Rights Tour of Atlanta
Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King through the heartlands of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta where racial integration and equality had a spiritual home and King first had “his dream”.
Known as “The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement,” Atlanta emerged as the epicentre for activism during 1940 to 1970 when it became the cultural catalyst for freedom without discrimination or repression. Black leaders called for voting rights, access to public facilities and institutions, and economic and educational opportunities for African Americans. The civil rights movement had a spiritual home in Atlanta, specifically in the Sweet Auburn district where the influence of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife on civil rights history can still be felt to this day. It is here that King first had “his dream” while honing a particularly powerful speech that would have a seismic impact on US race relations.
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What's included :
- A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
- A drink and a snack at a local eatery
What's excluded :
- Gratuities (optional)
- Additional food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way.
- Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
See Dr King’s birthplace in Auburn Avenue, just one of several different buildings that make up the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, 407 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1503
Visit the site of King’s baptism and funeral - the Ebenezer Baptist Church - which has become the most meaningful symbol of civil rights in America
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: SCLC National Office, 320 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
See the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Headquarters
Pass By: Sweet Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA
Hear how the struggle for equality continues to this day, and how Atlanta is grappling with necessary change
Departure Point :Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Return Detail :Atlanta, GA, USA
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.