With Black History Month right on the horizon, and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have a Dream Speech" occurring on August 28th, interest in the history of the Civil Rights movement has never been more widespread. Which is why I wanted to direct your attention, dear reader, to an excellent website on Civil Rights travel curated by Larry Bleiburg.
Bleiburg is a decorated travel journalist, long the travel editor for the Dallas Morning News, and a former President of the Society of American Travel Writers. His site CivilRightsTravel.com is the best resource I know of for people hoping to follow the trail of the Freedom Riders, or hop from museum to historic site in the American South.
Not only does Bleiburg offer a dramatic retelling of the events of the 1950's and 60's, he also offers information--or links to information--on such necessary touristic items as where to stay and eat in the destinations covered.
Frankly, if you plan on visiting Alabama, Georgia, Washington, DC or any number of other southern states and you don't take a peek at this website first, you're missing out.