A Long Road to Freedom Experience
A Long Road to Freedom Experience
Date: February 12-17, 2020
National Memorial for Peace & Justice and Institute
Freedom Riders Museum
Rosa Parks Museum
The Legacy Museum
Edmund Pettus Bridge
True Nirvana Travel PRIVATE soirées
Tribe Travel swag bag
And more… (we can’t share all of the inclusions because we want to surprise you!))
Alabama is a state filled with a tremendous amount of American history; specifically Black American history. Take a journey through time with our Tribe as we travel through Montgomery and Selma learning about the history of Black Americans in the USA from the very beginning.
This trip is meant for:
The traveler that is interested in learning American history.
The traveler that is a history enthusiast.
The traveler interested in broadening their horizons.
The traveler that is interested in feeling a sense of community and unity during their getaway.
Solo travelers, couples, friend groups, families… everyone is welcome!
Day 1: Wednesday - February 12, 2020
Sweet home Alabama; we’ve made it to Montgomery!
Enjoy the city at your leisure until our dinner soiree.
Day 2: Thursday - February 13, 2020
It Is officially time to explore Montgomery! Join us as we visit the various museums in Montgomery focused on the history of Black Americans in the United States.
Our first stop is the Legacy Museum which uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system.
Now that we are knee deep into American history, we will make our way to the National Memorial for Peace & Justice, informally known as the “National Lynching Memorial”. This memorial commemorates more than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950.
After taking in all of that history we will break for lunch and reflection. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. See you for dinner!
Day 3: Friday - February 14, 2020
Time for more sights in Montgomery. We are going to use this day of love to learn more American history.
Our day begins with a visit to the Rosa Parks Museum. Here we will witness the arrest of Rosa Parks, sit on a 1955 Montgomery public bus, attend a mass meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church and learn for yourself how a group of willing men and women—the Montgomery Improvement Association—fueled the resolve of a movement with just 19 station wagons. While traveling through time, you’ll meet Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and see the mass effect the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Civil Rights Movement had on the world.
After learning how the movement began we will head over to the Freedom Riders Museum. Here we will learn about a group called the Freedom Riders that stood up against segregated travel. Their goal was to help end racial segregation in public transportation, which they accomplished.
Doesn’t it feel great stepping into history and taking it all in? Now, lets break for lunch and reflection. We will reconvene for dinner tonight.
Day 4: Saturday - February 15, 2020
Last but not least, its time to head on down to Selma. Selma has seen more Black legends than most cities in the south. We will start our road trip at The National Voting Rights Museum. Here we will learn about the voting rights struggle of African Americans in the United States.
After lunch, join our Tribe as we cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the scene of “Bloody Sunday” as we reflect on all of the activists that crossed before us in a fight for basic human rights for African Americans.
Tonight we are ending the night with a party so come ready to enjoy a great meal and have an amazing time with our Tribe.
Day 5: Sunday - February 16, 2020
Join us for Sunday service at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church or stay in and relax, its totally up to you.
This is your day to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 6: Monday- February 17, 2020
Enjoy one last breakfast before reality hits that your time is up in fantasy land. We’ve had a marvelous weekend filled with history and memories we will never forget! No worries though, we have PLENTY of Tribe Travel experiences available so nirvana is only a click away!
Don’t forget to exchange contact information with your favorite people from this getaway. We see plenty of Tribe Travel experiences in your future!
Don’t forget to take advantage of all of the guides we’ve provided for each day! We curated those lists to match your needs and wants based on the questionnaire you filled out prior to your trip.