Knowledge has the power to shape history and move mountains. Learn about the events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement and you’ll be moved as well.
In Memoriam: Rep. John Lewis
Learn more about one of the most courageous activists of the Civil Rights Movement.LEARN MORE
Marching for the Vote
Step into history as you tread the same path voting rights activists took in 1965 during the marches from Selma to Montgomery.LEARN MORE
Risking It All and Riding for Freedom
Riding for FreedomLEARN MORE
Separate Is Not Equal
The Struggle To End “Separate But Equal”: School Integrations Across the CountryLEARN MORE
Discovering Civil Rights History
Discover the Centuries-Long Fight for Racial Equality at the National Civil Rights MuseumLEARN MORE
Sitting Down to Take a Stand
Student-Led Sit-ins Across the South Lead to Desegregated BusinessesLEARN MORE
The Birmingham Campaign
Return to the Scenes of the CrimesLEARN MORE
Follow the Mississippi Freedom Trail
Trace Mississippi’s Civil Rights History on the Mississippi Freedom TrailLEARN MORE
Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrate the Life and Message of Young Dr. KingLEARN MORE
FOLLOW THE TRAIL THROUGH TIME
BRAVE PEOPLE. POWERFUL STORIES.
Fred Gray Interview – Tuskegee, AL
Wanda Howard Battle Interview – Montgomery, AL
“When the cause for what you believe in becomes greater than the cost, you can answer the call no matter the cost.”
– Wanda Howard Battle
Wanda Howard Battle, tour director at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, talks about how the church served as a headquarters for civil rights activists Vernon Johns and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sybil Jordan Hampton Interview – Little Rock, AR
“It was my hopes and dreams and goals, but also my commitment to being in the struggle for my people, being able to keep my head up high.”
– Sybil Jordan Hampton
Sybil Jordan Hampton talks about being a part of the second group of African American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the segregation of public schools was unconstitutional.
Elaine Lee Turner Interview – Memphis, TN
“It didn’t matter whether we were arrested or not. We knew we had to continue the fight.”
– Elaine Lee Turner
Elaine Lee Turner talks about how she and her sisters dedicated themselves to peaceful protests to help the Civil Rights Movement gain momentum in Memphis, Tennessee.