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Civil Rights Heritage Tour

of the South

2024 Volunteer Committee Members: 

Napoleon Bell, II, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Franklin County Common Pleas Court
Toni Bell, CEO, Phoenix Consulting Co

Melanie Barnes Lee, Copy Manager, Bath & Body Works
Cevin Fuller, Retired Engineer, Honda of America 

India Fuller, Human Resources, The Ohio State University
Angela Glenn, Educator, Gifted & Talented, Columbus City Schools
Eric Glenn, Sr., Deputy Director, Contracts and Acquisitions, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Chloe Green, Senior Legislative Aide, Ohio Senate
Ida Harper, Retired Educator, Columbus City Schools
Gregory Lee, Technology Consulting Manager, Accenture
Tonya McCreary, Attorney, McCreary Law
Karen Nolan Mitchell, Retired, City of Columbus
Mark Sigrist, Council Member, Grove City, Ohio
Melissa Sigrist, Retired Educator, Wellington School
Emmanuel Watson, Student, Columbus City Schools

Sheri Lynn Wynn, Director, City Leaders Academy, City of Columbus

Judith Cockrell, Executive Director, Elevate Northland
Dave Hughes, Commander, Columbus Division of Police

Depart from
Columbus, OH

Monday, April 1st, 2024 

Return to
Columbus, OH

Saturday, April 6th, 2024 

Travel to the

places where

the movement

was made.










Depart/Return City

Many significant movements from the Civil Rights Movement have been chronicled in books and documentaries.

This Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South takes learning so much further. You will see the locations where these significant historical events took place. Come face-to-face with the issues which are as important now as they were then. Frame your understanding of the times, the people, and the controversy surrounding injustice and inequality. Enrich your understanding of the history and impact your thinking about democracy, civility, and humanity going forward.

See history through the hearts and minds of those who lived it.

Experience the past as

you walk through time.

John Parker House • Rankin House •  Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home Museum • Martin Luther King, Center • National Museum • Tuskegee Institute • George Washington Carver Museum • Booker T . Washington’s Home site and Museum • National Voting Rights Museum • Edmund Pettus Bridge • Rosa Parks Museum • National Memorial for Peace and Justice • Civil Rights Memorial • Dexter Avenue Baptist Church • Brown Chapel AME Church • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church • Birmingham Civil Rights Museum • Kelly Ingram Memorial Park  • Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and National Memorial National Civil Rights Museum • Muhammad Ali Center

Freedom Summer volunteers
Freedom Summer volunteers prepare to head south at the conclusion of orientation, Oxford, Ohio, June 1964.
Copyright Ted Polumbaum/Newseum collection

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