Over the past year, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) and the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism (ADPT) have been working with the Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel South USA on their efforts to create a US Civil Rights Trail, with more than 100 sites across 14 states and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail will officially debut on January 15, 2018, to coincide with Martin Luther King's holiday and will allow visitors to witness the destinations and landmarks that defined the settings of the American civil rights story.
This is a collection of more than 100 churches, courthouses, schools and museums in the United States that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, shifting the course of history. Learn more at via Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and LonelyPlanet.com.
Additionally, the LRCVB is working with Brand USA, the official destination marketing organization for the U.S. and Travel South USA, the official regional destination marketing organization for the southern U.S., on several additional complimentary marketing efforts, including the new “Changing the Course of Freedom: Civil Rights History Tour" itinerary on Brand USA’s website.