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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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    Stop At: Civil Rights District, Birmingham, AL 35203

    Guests will walk around Kelly Ingram Park, see 16th Street Baptist Church, and learn about the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kelly Ingram Park, 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL

    Walk around the park to see the statues and learn about those who marched for freedom in Birmingham

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 16th Street Baptist Church, 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL

    Learn about the role the church played in the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham and the history of the church bombing that tragically killed four little girls.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-2216

    See where the march protests ended in Birmingham and learn about groups fighting for Civil Rights in Birmingham

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

    Guests will learn about Bull Connor and his clashes against those fighting for Civil Rights

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Smithfield, Birmingham, AL, USA

    Visit Dynamite Hill to see houses and churches that were bombing in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bethel Baptist Church, 3200 28th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35207, USA

    Guests will see the church where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth led the movement from

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park, 1727 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

    See the Black Business District to learn about Black life in Birmingham during its heyday.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: John Herbert Phillips Academy, 2316 7th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

    Guests will see where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth attempted to integrate schools in Birmingham

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Wells Fargo ATM, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

    See where the Freedom Riders where attacked in Birmingham.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pickup from AirBnb if within downtown.

    Pickup times run 15-30 minutes before tour start time.
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Live commentary on board
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    • Air conditioned transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to significant weather (hurricane, tornado, or ice), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Mike did a wonderful job taking our tour through the streets of Birmingham and the ground zero of the Civil Rights movement. He had great knowledge and answered lots of questions. It is a history lesson everyone needs to take when visiting this city. I...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 378jpot
    Reviewed yesterday

    Clay Cornelius's erudition, mastery of Birmingham's political and civil rights history, and passionate commitment to the truth of the matter make this tour a must for anyone, whatever their race-color-ethnicity, who has the courage to peer into the dark heart of U.S. race history. This...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank undowhitesupremacacy
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent! Clay does the best job ever. I highly recommend the Red Clay Tour Group. Monica Getzendanner

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Monica G
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Content, delivery and pacing all exceeded expectations. I am returning to Birmingham from Michigan with my young adult kids the next time we are heading south so they can take this tour. The depth and breadth of the tour was amazing considering we did it...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Karengolden
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Mike did a terrific job describing the events & people that lived thru this dark part of our history. As he took us to the various sites & told what happened & to whom it happened to, you could actually feel the pain that they...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jane L
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    30 September 2019|
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    Response from visor41453 | Reviewed this property |
    There was more riding time than walking, but I 'm sure Mr. Clay's father ( bus driver) don't mind tourist if they chose to remind on bus van. The walking was minimum. My wife and I enjoyed the walking.
    20 June 2018|
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    Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
    Clay is very easy to work with. Just send him an email and ask if he could start at a different time. If there’s a large group the day you want to go on the tour he may not be able to accommodate another time, but if it’s... More
    2 May 2018|
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    Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
    We had a private tour and Clay was willing to start at any time. I believe the group tour did start at 10am. If you email Clay he’s very responsive and will get back to you right away. He’s a great guy and you’ll love the... More
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