There is still time to sign up for the annual civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights heroes. The tour is hosted by Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The tour will travel to Greensboro, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee, AL; Cincinnati, OH and Memphis, TN. The bus tour leaves Rockville on March 31 and returns on April 5.
Highlights on the tour include the birth home museum of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Tuskegee Airfield and National Museum; the Rosa Parks Museum; the Freedom Rides Museum; the National Voting Rights Museum; the famed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church; the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge; the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; and the Lorraine Hotel National Civil Rights Museum.
The cost of the six-day bus tour for a group of four is $495 per person including hotel, transportation, some meals and snacks and all museum/tour fees. For smaller groups, the fee is slightly higher. All tour costs are paid for by participants’ fees.
A pre-tour meeting will be held about one week prior to the tour in the Office of Human Rights Conference and Mediation Center, Suite 330, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. At least one member of each group is required to attend this meeting. A deposit for half the tour fee is due as soon as possible.
Interested individuals and groups should contact Beverly Marshall in the Office of Human Rights at Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the tour, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights.
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