TOUR CENTRAL COMMAND CENTER
Bruce Lightner, Tour Logistical Director
North Carolina Martin Luther King Resource Center, Inc.
312 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
For the twelth consecutive year the Asheville, Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh MLK Committees in collaboration with The North Carolina Martin Luther King Resource Center, are pleased to sponsor a bus trip to Atlanta, Georgia; Selma, Tuskegee, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama; and to Memphis, Tennessee to retrace the steps of Dr. King and other civil rights heroes. The award-winning excursion will visit historical monuments and museums in the bedrock areas of "The Movement's" epic center.
This area of the country was the setting for many history making achievements by African Americans and courageous, morally principled white citizens. The whole purpose of the tour reinforces that more of us should better understand, appreciate and acknowledge how all of this relates to the present and future.
During the trip, we will visit the birth home of Dr. King and walk along historic "Sweet Auburn Avenue" in Atlanta and the Martin Luther King Center where his tomb rests. We will relive the experience of the bravery of the people who endured "Bloody Sunday", then made the harrowing Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights. We will be better able to understand the inspiring words of Dr. King who led the March as well as get to know the unsung heroes, ordinary men and women who risked their lives to register Blacks to vote. We will relive Rosa Park's nonviolent protest in Montgomery that inspired the movement that helped open equal access to public facilities. We will also spend time in Birmingham and in Memphis we will visit the Internationally acclaimed National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Hotel where Dr. King was slain.
Many historians have acknowledged that the work and sacrifices of Dr. King and other pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement helped pave the way for the election of America's first African American President. Museums in Montgomery, Birmingham and Memphis are adding new attractions which will highlight and educate citizens with timelines and events which helped change the trajectory of multiracial attitudes and voting patterns nationwide.
Below you will find the list of attractions we will visit, the day-by-day itinerary and recommended tour tips
This historic trip is scheduled for April 3 - April 6, 2012
Tour prices start at only $395 per person which includes luxury bus transportation, entrance to 14 historic sites and 3 nights hotel lodging, fellowship dinner and an engraved souvenir tee shirt. Citizens from any State or location may take the tour. There will be room for 106 riders (2 buses). Those who confirm first will be guaranteed seats. One half deposit deadline is anytime before February 10, 2012. Full fare payment due by March 10, 2012.
Quad Package, $395 per person (4 to a room) Triple Package, $425 per person (3 to a room) Double Package, $495 per person (2 to a room) Single Package, $615 per person (1 to a room) CANCELLATION POLICY
Please be advised to eliminate and/or avoid last minute confusion and to offer you more flexibility in planning, please know that the Tour Committee is pleased to announce that an official Cancellation Refund Policy has now been established. Cancellations made prior to the 45 day window will be deducted a $25 per person administrative fee.
- Deposits or full payments which are canceled 45 days prior to the trip will be cheerfully refunded at 100% - Deposits or full payments which are canceled 45-30 days prior to the trip will be refunded at 50% - Deposits or full payments which are canceled 15 days prior to the trip will not be refunded.