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Civil Rights Tour

Overview of Tour
(printable .pdf format of overview )
The Center For Nonviolence and Peace Studies ( Director, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.) and The Multicultural Center (Director, Melvin Wade) from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. presents ‘ A Civil Rights Educational and Historical Tour’ . The tour begins Thursday, 11:00am January 3, 2002 and ends Monday, 10:00 am, January 7, 2002. The tour will travel through Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, Oxford, Parchman, Jackson, and Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Tour Schedule
(printable .pdf format of schedule ) 
Thursday, January 3:
Tour meets at Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Orientation, Tour instructions and video: ¡°The Nashville Story¡±
Bus tour of Nashville and historic sites
Dialogue with local Civil Rights Activists
Depart for Memphis, TN,
Video en route: ¡°Montgomery to Memphis¡±, produced by The King Center
Memphis, TN, check in hotel
Leisure time

Friday, January 4:
Tour National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Bus Tour of Memphis, TN
Orientation at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS,
concerning the violence associated with court ordered school desegregation and the resistance by Governor Ross Barnett
Historical video en route
Tour and orientation of historical Parchman Penitentiary, Parchman, MS
¡°Southern Style¡± home cooked dinner, Greenville, MS
Orientation: Greenville, Indianola and Greenwood, MS
Depart for Jackson, MS by way of Indianola and Greenwood, MS
Historical video en route
Jackson, MS, check in hotel
Leisure time 
Saturday, January 5:
Panel Discussion: ¡°Mississippi: Challenges and Opportunities¡±
Bus tour of Jackson, MS
Visit historical sites in Jackson, MS
Tour Medgar Evers home and orientation
Tour debriefing and dialogue
Leisure time

Sunday, January 6:
Worship service, Philadelphia, MS
Dialogue with local Civil Rights Activists
Tour Choctaw Indian Reservation
Depart for Birmingham, AL
Dinner en route
Birmingham, AL, check in hotel

Monday, January 7:
Depart for Nashville, TN
Tour ends at Fisk University, Nashville, TN, late morning

Tour Cost
TOUR COST INCLUDES:  Roundtrip bus transportation from Nashville, TN.; Hotel accommodations for 4 nights (double occupancy); 4 Continental breakfast; Admission to the National Civil Rights Museum; Speaker honorariums; Tour guide; and Tour package. ACT NOW LIMITED SEATING!!!!

TOUR COST:  $390.00 per person (NOT INCLUDING TRAVEL TO NASHVILLE). A $100.00 nonrefundable deposit is due no later than October 29, 2001. Balance due December 3, 2001. Undergraduate credits are available; contact Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., University of Rhode Island, 401-874-2875

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: DDK Tours and mail to 3996 Brookside Parkway, Decatur, GA  30034. For additional information contact Charles L. Alphin, Sr., DDK Tours, 770-981-8718, or visit our web site

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