Those who tuned in to the TravelingMomTV show earlier today will remember that I paid homage to Martin Luther King Jr. by taking you on a journey to some interesting spots important to the history of Black-America. Unfortunately, I forgot to record the show for those who could not attend.
Below are some of the highlighted places that I shared.
Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta Georgia: not only does this center house the most comprehensive collection of all things Dr. King, its mission is to both educate and inspire people into action. The King Center is a great place to learn about nonviolent efforts for social change. http://www.thekingcenter.org/
Selma to Montgomery Historical Trail in Alabama: 54-mile trail follows the historic voting rights march by beginning at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, and crossing the Edmond Pettus Bridge. Considered one of the last great grassroots campaigns for human rights and the civil rights movement. http://www.nps.gov/semo/index.htm
Black Heritage tour in Savannah Georgia: Enjoy visits to King-Tisdell Cottage a cultural museum of African-American arts and craft; The Beach Institute originally established as a school for newly freed slaves and now an African- American Center for the Arts. It is also Georgia’s oldest continuous standing school for Blacks. And don’t forget the first African Baptist Church founded in 1773 and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. http://www.savannahvisit.com/groups/itineraries/black-heritage-tour
Little Rock High School now Central High School National Historic Site Little Rock Arkansas: this is the place where in 1957 nine young African American students stood up against racism and became the first Black students to integrate the HS. The National Guard was forced to take control of the situation when the governor failed to act sufficiently to protect the “Little Rock Nine”- http://www.nps.gov/chsc/index.htm
Moulin Rouge Hotel in Nevada: hailed as the first national interracial hotel opened in May 1955 and closed in October of the same year. In 1960 it was home to a meeting of NAACP President Dr. McMillian, Nevada Governor Swayer and others in which many resort/hotel/club owners agreed to integrate their establishments. http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/civilrights/nv1.htm
And don’t forget to check out the TravelingMom TV show hosted by me every Friday at 8:30 PM.