The 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, is again this year hosting a civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights heroes. 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 April 2 and returns on April 7.
Highlights on the tour include the birth home museum of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the George Washington Carver Museum; the Rosa Parks Museum; the National Voting Rights Museum; the famed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church; the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge; and the Lorraine Hotel National Civil Rights Museum.
The cost of the six-day bus tour for a group of four is $445 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 on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the 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 fee is due on March 2.
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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