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Following In The Footsteps: The Civil Rights Trail

The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death.

We celebrate the major events of the Civil Rights movement for their accomplishments.

They occupy a spiritual/ethical space... but they also happened in specific places upon the Earth, places that can be visited. And a book is available to direct you to the important locations, called U.S. Civil Rights Trail: A Traveler's Guide to the People, Places, and Events that Made the Movement.

Journalist Deborah D. Douglas, who describes herself as a product of the great migration, assembled the guide. She visits with highlights of places to go and things to experience.

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