Civil Rights Road Trips
The civil rights movement spawned a generation of leaders who put their lives on the line to fight for equal rights and justice for all. The good side of the struggle ranks among America’s proudest chapters; the ugly side may be our country’s most shameful moment. Taking a road trip through cities at the heart of the civil rights movement offers a chance to feel the history of the movement in a way that no book, movie or song can provide. Here are 5 destinations whose civil rights landmarks showcase the movement’s hard-won rights for us all.
History is not always comfortable or pretty, but by reflecting on our collective past we are likely to emerge enlightened and inspired.
Travel writer John Briley enjoys teaching his son about the civil rights movement.