courtesy Greater Birmingham CVB
The Group Travel Leader
Published October 16, 2017
The Group Travel Leader Inc has been selected to publish a new Civil Rights Trail Travel Planner in March that will coincide with the formation of a comprehensive travel trail illustrating 140 key sites across the South where civil rights events occurred from 1954 through 1968.
Internationally-known sites such as the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where four young girls attending Sunday School lost their lives in a bombing on September 15, 1963, to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, will be highlighted with dozens of other well-known and lesser-known sites that were critical to this historic era in American history.
“When Liz Bittner and Lee Sentell of Travel South USA asked if we’d like to be involved in promoting this major new trail for travelers throughout the South, we were honored,” said publisher Mac Lacy. “America’s civil rights era is fundamental to our history as a nation and we have covered so many of these iconic sites for interested travelers over the past 25 years.”
The Civil Rights Trail will be illustrated in the guide for groups and individual travelers who wish to begin visiting these sites in 2018, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of King’s death in Memphis.
For information about advertising your city or state’s key sites in this Civil Rights Trail Travel Planner, contact Kelly Tyner or Stacey Bowman at (888) 253-0455. Or go to www.grouptravelleader.com. Advertising closes February 1.