Many groups choose to add Memphis as a stop on the American Civil Rights Tour. 

 

The crown jewel of Civil Rights attractions is the National Civil Rights Museum & Lorraine Motel.  This museum was built around the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.  The museum exhibits provide a full history of the African American Civil Rights movement from the 17th century through the assassination of Dr. King.

 

 

 

 

 

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Across the street from the Lorraine is the Young and Morrow Museum.  This is the building where Dr. King's assassin fired those fatal shots.  The museum has exhibits related to the assassination and investigation that followed.

 

An additional Memphis stop on the American Civil Rights Tour is Slave Haven Burkle Estate.  It is the former home of Jacob Burkle, who was a conductor on the “Underground Railroad”.  The old estate contains a cellar and a series of tunnels where slaves would hide for days, and sometimes weeks, to make their great escape to the north.  The home contains artifacts and memorabilia designed to give visitors a sense of the daily life of a slave.

 

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While in Memphis, many groups will also take time to see some of the city's music history highlights including Graceland, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock-N-Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, W.C. Handy Home & Museum, and Beale Street.

 


 

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Atlanta is an ideal stop along the American Civil Rights Tour.  While in Atlanta your students will visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.  

 

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* Birthplace and home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
* Visitor's Center & Museum
* Ebenezer Baptist Church
* Grave site of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King

Students may also visit the African American Panoramic Experience which details the lives of African Americans in the US, with an emphasis on Atlanta.

While in Atlanta, student groups may also include popular attractions in their itinerary, including:

* CNN Tour
* The World of Coca Cola
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Six Flags over Georgia

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Graceland is the estate and home of the King of Rock-N-Roll, Elvis Presley.  It is the second-most visited private home in the United States next to the White House.  Exhibits include the mansion and grounds; a museum containing many artifacts, such as Presley's Vegas jumpsuits; awards; gold records; the Lisa Marie Jetliner; and Elvis' extensive auto and motorcycle collection.  Educator Resources

Stax Museum of American Soul Music pays tribute to the soul music artists that caused a cultural revolution and changed music forever.  Beginning in1959, Stax Records produced a remarkable catalog of some of the greatest artists of all time, including Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T & the MG's, and the Staple Singers.  Educator Resources

Sun Studio was founded by rock pioneer Sam Phillips and is often referred to as the birthplace of rock-n-roll. During the 1950s, the studio's artists included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Rock-N-Soul Museum tells the story of the musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic obstacles to create the music that changed the cultural complexion of the world.  The exhibits begin with the field hollers and porch music of the sharecroppers in the 1930s and continues through the heyday of Stax and Sun records.

Gibson Guitar Factory is the home of the number one guitar company in the world.  A tour of the factory takes visitors through sixteen stages in the production of a guitar like binding, neck-filling and tuning.  See some of the guitars played by legends like Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend.

Mud Island is a small peninsula surrounded by the Mississippi River and the Wolf River Harbor.  It is the home to a museum, restaurants and an amphitheater.  The museum has exhibits that tell the story of the Mississippi River Valley with an emphasis on the Steamboat.

Beale Street is world-famous for its nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, stores, pawnshops and LIVE music.  Each evening the streets are closed to motorized traffic as visitors stroll from one entertainment venue to another sampling the blues and rock-n-roll music.

National Civil Rights Museum & Lorraine Motel was built around the famous Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  The main museum exhibits tell the story of the struggle for African-American civil rights, from the arrival of the first Africans in the British colonies in 1619 to the assassination of King in 1968.  The Young and Morrow Museum, located across the street from the Civil Right Museum, contains exhibits pertaining to the assassination and subsequent investigation. Educator Resources

Slave Haven Burkle Estate is the former home of Jacob Burkle who was a conductor on the “Underground Railroad”.  The old estate contains a cellar and a series of tunnels where slaves would hide for days, and sometimes weeks, to make their great escape to the north.  The home contains artifacts and memorabilia designed to give visitors a sense of the daily life of a slave.

W. C. Handy Home & Museum was a composer and musician commonly referred to as the “Father of the Blues”. Located near Beale Street, the museum contains artifacts and memorabilia from Handy's life in the Memphis.

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