Looking to further your knowledge about race relations and equality in America? Well, you can now pay a virtual visit to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (USCRT), which is a collection of churches, schools and museums across America that played a significant role in the civil rights movement.
The official USCRT website has a variety of virtual tours that are available at no cost whatsoever. While the online exhibits vary by museum, they’re all geared toward educating the public about key figures and events that contributed toward abolishing racial segregation in the ’50s and ’60s.
The website features ten different experiences, including Representative John Lewis, Marching for the Vote, Risking it All and Riding for Freedom, Separate Is Not Equal, Discovering Civil Rights History, Sitting Down to Take a Stand, The Birmingham Campaign, Follow the Mississippi Freedom Trail, Martin Luther King Jr. and Remembering Emmett Till.
The official site also has a timeline of the movement, along with an interactive map, which can be helpful for visual learners.
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail launched two years ago and spans 15 states, in addition to Washington, D.C. While it’s definitely a bucket list item to visit all of the USCRT landmarks in person, this tour is the perfect opportunity to learn about each location before mapping your very own road trip.