The fight for American civil rights spanned decades, cities and states – from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, and all the way to Washington, D.C. Chart the course of the Civil Rights Movement through the Civil Rights Trail that begins with the site of school integration and takes you to the scene of Bloody Sunday and finally the Supreme Court of the United States.
This website allows you to explore the destinations important to the Civil Rights Movement, as well as plan your journey to cities along the trail. On this site, you’ll find places to see and things to do at each destination. Plus, you’ll find in-depth explorations crafted to allow you to experience the destination or event in a more comprehensive way. Discover the trail. Discover the fight for civil rights. And make sure the true stories that changed history are never lost.
Learn more about one of the most courageous activists of the Civil Rights Movement.Learn More
Step into history as you tread the same path voting rights activists took in 1965 during the marches from Selma to Montgomery.Learn More
Riding for FreedomLearn More
The Struggle To End “Separate But Equal”: School Integrations Across the CountryLearn More
Discover the Centuries-Long Fight for Racial Equality at the National Civil Rights MuseumLearn More
Student-Led Sit-ins Across the South Lead to Desegregated BusinessesLearn More
Return to the Scenes of the CrimesLearn More
Trace Mississippi’s Civil Rights History on the Mississippi Freedom TrailLearn More
Celebrate the Life and Message of Young Dr. KingLearn More