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Second Edition of The U.S. Civil Rights Trail Travel Planner Coming in 2019

Travel South USA and the U.S. Civil Rights Trail Marketing Alliance have selected The Group Travel Leader Inc to publish a second edition of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail Travel Planner.  The first edition was published by The Group Travel Leader Inc in March 2018 and debuted at the Travel South Domestic Showcase in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“Our first edition of this significant project met with industry-wide acclaim and coincided with the 50th anniversary years of both Martin Luther King’s assassination and the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon Johnson,” said publisher Mac Lacy.  “Since that time, additional sites and states both inside and outside the Travel South USA territory have asked to become involved.  There is no question that these significant civil rights sites, museums and memorials are generating travel across America.”

You can view the digital edition for the 2018 U.S. Civil Rights Trail Travel Planner here.

 The second edition will be published March 1 and will feature new editorial coverage of significant sites along the trail and will feature new travel itineraries linking cities and sites for easy travel planning purposes.  Insightful commentary from authentic observers and participants in this chapter of American history will also be included.

The trail’s website,, now has a wealth of information for travelers, including comprehensive sections about Martin Luther King’s speeches and appearances, the Birmingham campaign, student-led sit-ins across the South, and much more.  An interactive map with explanations for each site defines the era for visitors.

If you’d like to advertise your site, city, or state for travelers who are making plans to explore America’s civil rights history, contact Kelly Tyner toll-free at 888-253-0455 or email her at

 Advertising closes February 1, 2019, for more information on rates click here.