Join us in a Heritage Tour through Alabama!
Registration is open through 1 July 2019.
Heritage Tours to Montgomery, Selma and Hayneville, Alabama
Thursday August 8-Sunday August 11, 2019
Join us as we travel from St. Louis, MO to Montgomery, Alabama to tour the
The Legacy Museum: from Enslavement to Mass Incarceration-
Located on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system.”
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (informally known as The Lynching Memorial). “More than 4400 African men, women and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 187 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no nation memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings until now.”
Then on to Selma, Alabama to the Selma Interpretive Center, located at the foot of the historically famous “Edmund Pettus Bridge “where on Sunday, March 7, 1965 some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80.
They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked them and drove them back to into Selma. This became known as “Bloody Sunday.” This marks the beginning of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
The last leg of our tours will take us to Hayneville, Alabama to the
Lowndes Interpretive Center-NPS “is dedicated to those who peacefully marched 54 miles from Selma to the state’s capitol in Montgomery to gain the right to vote. This significant contribution to the trail serves as a reservoir of information for the plethora of unfortunate, yet significant events that occurred in Lowndes County during the march. The museum exhibits interpret various events including the confrontation of seminarian Jonathan Daniels; the slaying of Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who assisted the marchers by transporting them to Selma; and the establishment of “Tent City,” the temporary dwelling comprised of tents, cots, heaters, food, and water that benefitted dislodged families by white landowners in Lowndes County.”
Information you need to know:
56 Passenger Bus –ADA accessible
Members- Adults $120.00 per adult
Non-Members-Adults $135.00 per adult
Children/teens (4-17) $65.00 per child/teen
You may split your payments up in 4 monthly payments. No refunds after July 8, 2019. First payment due by March 15, 2019.
Super 8 by Wyndham Prattville/ Montgomery
639 Malwest Dr. Prattville, AL 36606-7301 334-403-4810 or 800-454-3213
Just off Interstate 65, this Prattville motel is within a 20-minute drive of downtown Montgomery. We’ve reserved twenty doubled-bedded Queen Rooms and five King suites. The motel offers an outdoor swimming pool, daily continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. $74.00 per night plus tax.
Rooms are reserved under AAAR-STL (The Association of African Ancestored researchers of St. Louis). Room reservations close on July 15, 2019. Once your reservation has been made, any changes should be made directly with our Group Sales Department (Sales Office 334- 365-7250).
They do not offer discounted group tickets-therefore everyone must purchase their own ticket.
Combined ticket price: Adults- $10.00, Students & Seniors- $7.00 Children 6 years and under –Free
Students include anyone with a valid student ID. Seniors include anyone who is 62 years of age or older.
“Timed entry tickets are required for the Museum. To make sure you’re able to experience both the Museum and Memorial on your preferred days, we suggest purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit.” This way once we get to the sites you decide which tour you want to do first.
Please note: listed prices do not include the 10% Alabama State Sales Tax
Both the Museum and Memorial are self-guided experiences. The Legacy Museum features many interactive components, and visitors spend 2 to 4 hours on average at the Museum. Visitors spend 1 to 1.5 hours on average at the Memorial.
The Museum and Memorial are approximately 0.7 miles apart. Our Museum and Memorial Shuttle service runs every 20 minutes and times are listed outside each site.
Both the Museum and Memorial are wheelchair accessible and are available upon request. https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/visit#tickets or call 334-386-9100