Civil Rights Guided Walking Tour of D.C.
Sun, January 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Base of the MLK Memorial
1964 Independence Ave SW
We honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King this weekend with a walk along the national mall to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where the civil rights leader delivered his famous speech.
From the struggles of African Americans in the Mid-20th Century, to the 1963 March, Vietnam War and up to the 21st Century, Washington D.C. has certainly not been immune to bigotry and racism of the Civil Rights Era. Our expert guide will walk us through history on the National Mall and Washington D.C. as we visit crucial sites and historic landmarks that stand the test of time of Civil Rights History in our Nation’s Capital. We will hear stories of horrible, racist treatment and the strength and perseverance of not only Civil Rights leaders but their mass followers as well.
The route will take from from the White House where President Kennedy signed off on the event, past the DAR Constitution Hall (also part of the story) and onto the Mall where it all happened. The tour will wrap up at the MLK memorial, where we will learn the complicated and perhaps controversial backstory of its creation and prominent placement on the last available parcel of land on the tidal basin.
Meet at the Base of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Memorial