Atlanta and Montgomery Black History Tour
Choose Atlanta for a Black History study trip! Take in key sites & learn more about Black history in America. Plan an itinerary today.
Educational trip to Atlanta and Montgomery
A trip to Atlanta and Montgomery would be a hugely enriching experience for your students! Discover the rich African-American history and heritage in the home of the Civil Rights movement. From the Center for Civil and Human Rights, to the birth house of Martin Luther King Jr and the Rosa Parks museum, Atlanta and Montgomery are the best places to explore and learn from the major heritage sights of African-American history. Get in touch now to start planning your trip to Atlanta and Montgomery for your class!
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Your travel itinerary could look like...
Arrive in Atlanta late afternoon and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel to drop your bags off.
Later that evening you can enjoy Soul Food at Paschal’s Restaurant.
Paschal’s Restaurant is full of history. During the civil rights movement Paschal’s was a common meeting place for historical black icons, including activists, entertainers and more.
AM: Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights
Kick off your Black History month itinerary with a visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. To make the most of it we recommend spending around 2-3 hours exploring the exhibitions. The exhibits are interactive and give a great overview of important moments within the Civil Rights Movement and Atlanta’s past. Visiting the center first will help give context to the other historical sites you will visit on your trip.
PM: Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site includes a few locations:
Martin Luther King Jr’s birth home – Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Ebenezer Baptist Church – Martin Luther King was baptised here as a child, ordained as a minister, and eventually became a co-pastor here with his father. Upon his death in 1968, Dr. King’s funeral was held here.
The King Center – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King’s tombs are both at the King Center. Here you can pay your respects to them both, view the Eternal Flame, and browse exhibits on nonviolent social change.
After visiting these locations you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Atlanta.
You will return to Atlanta later that evening, and have dinner en route
AM: Tour the APEX Museum
The African American Panoramic Experience museum tells history from a Black perspective. Here you will learn more about the history of Auburn Avenue and stories from the African diaspora- including the slave trade, Atlanta’s political history, and African exhibits. The APEX museum is Atlanta’s oldest Black history museum.
PM: Lunch at the Municipal Market
Located in the Sweet Auburn Historic District, visit the Municipal Market (also known as “Curb Market”) for a delicious bite to eat. From baked goods and sweets to savoury finds, it’s the perfect stop to buy lunch from independently-owned businesses. The building has been open since the 1920’s and the market has been in operation since 1918. Whilst the food may pique your interest, be sure to acknowledge the Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s history.
After lunch you can visit the John Lewis Hero Mural. The late congressman, John Lewis, was a notable change-maker and activist whose civil rights legacy and beyond left a lasting legacy in the US. On August 28th 1963 he addressed the march in Washington. He was speaker number six, Martin Luther King was number ten. You can find his mural, along with a John Lewis quote from his speech that day in Washington located alongside Auburn Avenue close to the other street murals
AM: Tour of the Tyler Perry Studios
Acquired by world famous movie producer, and member of the Black entertainment elite, Tyler Perry in 2015, the 330 acre lot is located in the heart of Atlanta on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base. The major motion picture studio, one of the largest production facilities in the country, showcases forty buildings on the national Register of Historic Places, twelve purpose built sound stages and 200 acres of greenspace and diverse backlot.
PM: It is time to head to the airport to catch the over night flight back to the UK.
- 5-day study trip to Atlanta, USA
- From £1280
- Possible highlights: Paschal’s Restaurant, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center, Martin Luther King Jr’s birth home, Rosa Park Museum, National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, Edmund Pettus Bridge, APEX museum, Municipal Market,
- UK and overseas airport transfers
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Pre-departure teacher pack
- 24-hour emergency service
- Free trip-leader place options
- Coach hire for day 3
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