Explore Greenwood’s Civil Rights History – US Civil Rights Trail
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    Learn From the Father of the Civil Rights Movement

    The city of Greenwood is home to the recently restored Benjamin E. Mays House Museum. Mays was a preacher, educator, scholar, author and a civil rights activist who made considerable contributions to a shift in the American consciousness regarding race and education. He is often referred to as the “Father of the Civil Rights Movement” and rightfully so, as one of his most notable students was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who revered Mays as his “spiritual mentor” and “intellectual father.”


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.


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