2.5 Hours Essence of Memphis African American History Tour

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  • Group Tour
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  • 2.5 hr

On this 2.5 hour African American History tour, we will be your "conductor" and take you on a journey through Memphis that will be sure to open your eyes to some of the most historical sites connected to slavery through to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. There is so much more to Memphis than Downtown to experience, so we will also explore some of our interesting neighborhoods. This tour is for residents, families, and visitors who are looking for the activities to do that are safe, fun and insightful.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: A Tour of Possibilities, LLC

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

From our vehicle you will see the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, room 306 where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. This is also the location of the National Civil Rights Museum.

Pass By: Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

This was once the home of Jacob Burkle, a German immigrant who chose to participate in the Underground Railroad. This home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and is now a museum.

Pass By: Beale Street

We will tell you the "rest of the story" about this most iconic street. Once referred to as the Negro Mainstreet USA.

Pass By: Historic Mason Temple

This is the world headquarters for the Church of God in Christ. It was here where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" less than 24 hours before he was assassinated.

Pass By: Clayborn Temple

It was in this church, built in the late 1800's, Sanitation Workers gathered to strategize the strike that caused Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to come to Memphis.
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