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The Civil Rights Trail

$35

Civil Rights-themed tours are some of the most powerful travel experiences you can lead. For the first time ever, TripSchool Press offers tour directors hundreds of pages of logistics, stories and interesting tidbits to make your tours there come alive.

About the author

Leon Burnette has lived and worked in the Deep South for over 45 years. A native of Los Angeles, Leon has been leading tours around the world for students, adults and A-list performers for over 40 years. His passion for teaching entrepreneurship, sharing black history, and studying the strategies of the civil rights movement began as a member of NAACP Youth council while in high school. He leads programs centered around the Civil Rights Movement and music history for top tour operators as well as his own companies, Civil Rights Trail Tours and MasterClass Tours and Media. He is recognized as a knowledgeable and caring mentor for performers, speakers, and new tour directors. He currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Table of Contents

The Civil Rights Movement

Understanding the Movement
Teaching the Movement
The Fight for Freedom
Civil Rights Court Cases and Legislation
Tour Logistics
Southern Culture
Southern Foodways
Discussion Questions

Historical Background

From Slavery to Segregation
Enduring Racial Terror
Jim Crow

Movement Timeline

Civil Rights Timeline
The Movement at a Glance
Martyrs of the Movement
Civil Rights Organizations

Civil Rights Stories

Montgomery Bus Boycotts
Emmett Till
The Freedom Riders
The Birmingham Campaign
The Children’s March
Bloody Sunday
Mississippi Freedom Summer
The Little Rock Nine
16th Street Church Bombing
University Integration
Ruby Bridges
The Sit-Ins

Leaders of the Movement

The Big Six

Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lewis
A. Philip Randolph
James Farmer
Roy Wilkins
Whitney Young

Men of Courage

Ralph D. Abernathy
Marion Berry
James Bevel
Julian Bond
C.C. Bryant
Stokely Carmichael
C.O. Chinn
Medgar Evers
Fred Gray
T.R.M. Howard
Bernard Lafayette
James Lawson
Bob Moses
Amzie Moore
Ed Nixon
Bayard Rustin
Fred Shuttlesworth
Hosea Williams
CT. Vivian

Women of Strength

Ella Baker
Daisy Bates
Amelia Boynton
Fannie Lou Hamer
Diane Nash
Dorothy Height
Dorothy Cotton
Ida B. Wells
Septima Poinsette Clark
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jo Anne Robinson
Corretta Scott King
Marian Wright (Edelman)

Alabama

Overview
Birmingham
Montgomery
Lowndes County
Selma & Highway 80
Tuskegee

Mississippi

Overview
Jackson
The Delta
Biloxi

Arkansas

Overview
Little Rock

Georgia

Overview
Atlanta
Savannah
Albany

Louisiana

Overview
New Orleans
Baton Rouge

Tennessee

Overview
Nashville
Memphis

The Sound of the South

Music of the Movement
America’s Music
Clarksdale – The Crossroads