Monday, February 26, 2018

Mapping the Civil Rights Trail

A new interactive map features over one hundred locations which are important to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. The Civil Rights Trail launched last month in order to encourage people to visit landmarks in 14 different states and learn more about American history.

The Civil Rights Trail map features schools, churches, museums and courthouses important to the formation and history of the American Civil Rights Movement. It allows you to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr or visit the location where Rosa Parks boarded a public bus and refused to give up her seat. If you select a location on the map you can click through to learn more about the role the selected location played in the Civil Rights Movement.

As well as the interactive map you can explore the locations on the Civil Rights Trail through a number of themed journeys. For example you can view locations important in the life of Martin Luther King Jr, you can follow the route that voting rights activists took in 1965 during the marches from Selma to Montgomery, or you can visit locations important in ending educational segregation & ensuring public school integration.

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