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Grand Circle Travel Offers Civil Rights Tourism in 2020

January 8, 2020 GMT
Grand Circle Travel
Grand Circle Travel

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Circle Travel is offering a civil rights tour to travelers interested in understanding pivotal moments from the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. The company’s Let Freedom Ring: A Civil Rights Journey is an 11-day itinerary with departures available September through November 2020.

Travelers will trace the steps of America’s early civil rights heroes on an emotional journey through Mississippi and Alabama, brought to life by the guidance of local people who witnessed and participated in the historic events at Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, and other historic civil rights locales.

A portion of the proceeds from this journey will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the history of racial injustice in America, and dismantling its impact on the nation today.

Let Freedom Ring: A Civil Rights Journey – 11 days from $2,595 per person (airfare not included); free single supplements.

Highlights of the trip include:

“This Civil Rights tour has changed my life,” said traveler Clare Chapman, of Boulder, Colorado, who participated in an initial Grand Circle trip. “These lessons from our U.S. history are essential for every American to learn. This trip is a must for all of us.”

The trip will celebrate African-American culture through its soulful food, music, and art. Along the way, travelers will meet with fellow Americans from all walks of life who continue to fight for equal rights for all people today.

To reserve travel, call 1-800-221-2610 or visit www.gct.com.

About Grand Circle Travel
Launched in 1958 to serve American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) members, today Grand Circle Travel offers its international vacations to all Americans 50+. Key to Grand Circle Travel’s popularity are the pillars upon which every vacation is built: comprehensive value, leisurely pacing, varied choice, and cultural discovery.

Grand Circle Travel prides itself on its professional Program Directors and signature Exclusive Discovery Series events. These cultural and educational events and activities range from visits to local homes and schools to classes in language and local cooking. To learn more, visit www.gct.com.

Grand Circle Travel is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation’s family of travel companies, which include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Overseas Adventure Travel.

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