After raising her voice through protests and marches, Miss Rutha Mae Harris founded “The Freedom Singers” in Georgia to share their Civil Rights message through song – a passion she continues today. “If it were not for the songs … I don’t believe there would have been a movement.”
11 Must-See Stops
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail connects 11 sites in Georgia to a collection of more than 100 landmarks in the Southern states and beyond that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, shifting the course of history.
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood ... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Journey in Georgia
From historic churches in Albany that led a grassroots campaign to end discrimination in southwest Georgia to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace and gravesite in Atlanta, explore historic locations and significant events in the American civil rights movement throughout all of Georgia.