Mississippi Civil Rights Trail

Mississippi Civil Rights Trail




Day 1 – Mississippi Delta

Tour of Mississippi Delta Part 1

Gravesite of Fannie Lou Hamer in Ruleville

BB King Museum in Indianola


Day 2 – Mississippi Delta to Jackson

Tour of Mississippi Delta Part 2

Cleveland – Home and Gas Station of Amzie Moore

Sites related to the murder of Emmett Till

Port Gibson

COFO Education Center in Jackson


Day 3 – Jackson

Driving Tour of Downtown Jackson including:  State Fairgrounds, Greyhound Bus Station site, and Farish Street

Tougaloo College

Home of Medgar Evers

Philadelphia, MS – Memorial for Andrew Goodman, James Cheney, and Michael


Option: Night out on historic Beale Street in Memphis


Day 4 – Memphis

Driving Tour of Memphis including:  Sun RecordsStax Museum of American Soul Music, and Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel


All Tours Feature:

Documentary Film Footage

Civil Rights Activists Speakers

Regional Food

Intimate Group Size (maximum 40 people)

Intergenerational Learning


Next Tour Date: Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2012

Time Frame: 4 Days, 3 Nights


Tour prices include:

  • 3 nights at 3-star hotel
  • All meals
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Ground travel via charter bus


Participants are responsible for:

  • Roundtrip travel to Memphis, arriving by 11:00 am on Thursday, October 4 and leaving after 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 7.
  • Health and travel insurance coverage
  • Spending money for snacks, souvenirs



$675 – Adults
$650 – Seniors ages 65+/Students 13+ with I.D.*
$625 – Youth ages 6 – 12*
*under 18 must be accompanied by adult


+$75 – roundtrip travel from Chicago to Memphis via bus
+$75 – late registration fee (after August 31)
+$150 – single hotel room supplement





Register Online Here


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