Registration is Now Open for the Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Registration is now open for the Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience. This annual historic civil-rights bus tour retraces the Freedom Trail, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro sit-ins, voting rights, and other significant events of the Civil Rights Movement. The nine-day bus tour will leave Rockville on April 7 and return on April 15. The tour will travel to Greensboro, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, AL; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Little Rock, AR and Jackson, MS to retrace the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many other civil-rights heroes. Highlights on the tour include the Birth Home Museum of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights; the Civil Rights Memorial Museum; the International Civil Rights Center and Museum; the Rosa Parks Museum; the Freedom Rides Museum; the National Voting Rights Museum; the famed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church; the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge; the Central High School, Fisk University, Medgar Evers’ Home and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. Payment is due by March 16. Event details, including registration form, itinerary and general information is available here. Early registration is encouraged as this trip usually fills. Credit cards and checks are accepted as payment for registration. The trip includes travel is on a motor coach with Wi-Fi, hotel, multiple tour and museum admissions, some meals, snacks and more. The National Fair Housing Alliance in association with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, an FHAct50 Campaign Event sponsored this trip. The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, National Fair Housing Alliance, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The tour is available to County and non-county residents. For more information contact Beverly Marshall in the Office of Human Rights at or 240-777-8479. Release ID: 18-442 Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507

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