What happened here changed the world. The fight for American civil rights spanned more than two decades and 15 states. And the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement is still relevant today. Get the new Official U.S. Civil Rights Trail Book and take a journey through school integration, protest marches, freedom rides and sit-ins. Explore historic sites from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, Alabama, all the way to Washington, D.C., and see how the places on the trail can build hope for the future. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee Sentell is among the nation’s longest serving state tourism directors, having led Alabama’s agency for nearly two decades. He launched the Alabama Civil Rights Trail, the first in the country, in 2004. After tasking a major university to inventory civil rights landmarks open to the public, he founded the U.S. Civil Rights Trail with his fellow Southern state tourism directors. The trail features more than 120 landmarks in 15 states and Washington, D.C. His Alabama agency and the Luckie & Company advertising agency received the International Travel & Tourism Award in London for best regional destination marketing. Sentell was director of marketing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, during the first decade of Space Camp. He served as tourism director at the Huntsville Convention & Visitors Bureau until appointed to his current state leadership position. He is past chair of Travel South USA, the nation’s largest regional tourism marketing agency, and has served on the boards of the National Council of State Tourism Directors and other organizations.
- ISBN-13: 9781575719931
- ISBN-10: 1575719932
- Publisher: Advance Local Media DBA Alabama Media Group
- Publish Date: January 2021