3 Day ATL Black History Tour
Day 1 You'll See:
- Sweet Auburn District & Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame
- APEX Museum
- Underground Atlanta
Day 2 You'll See:
- Zoo Atlanta
- Atlanta University Center
- True Colors Theatre Company
Day 3 You'll See:
- CNN Studio Tour
- World of Coca-Cola
Sweet Auburn District & Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Start your tour with its beautiful centerpiece when you visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. It includes Ebenezer Baptist Church where three generations of Dr. King’s family preached, and you can visit the burial site for Dr. King and his wife, Coretta. A GPS Ranger Tour keeps you informed while letting you walk the grounds at your own pace.
The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Another favorite part of the MLK National Historic Site features footsteps of civil rights leaders including Rosa Parks, President Jimmy Carter, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
This museum tells the stories of powerful black families that helped transform Atlanta from Auburn Avenue and beyond. Each exhibit features these amazing African-American pioneers.
Spend your first afternoon in this one-stop shopping and entertainment district popular with residents and visitors alike.
One of Atlanta’s oldest cultural attractions is this world-famous zoo, which was at one time an abandoned circus.
Atlanta University Center
Visit the largest concentration of African-American colleges in America. They include Spelman, Morehouse, and Morris Brown, Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, and these exhibits:
•The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art emphasizing works by and about women of the African Diaspora.
•Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries – It’s one of the city’s oldest black universities, and the galleries feature 640 works of art, including contemporary American, African-American and African paintings, sculptures and murals.
•Hammonds House Galleries and Resource Center of African-American Art featuring a gift shop, art by people of African-American heritage, and works from the African Diaspora.
True Colors Theatre Company
This national company is led by Kenny Leon from Alliance Theatre and from Broadway as well. The theater performs groundbreaking African-American plays and loves to bring the classics to life.
CNN Studio Tour
Our groups often enjoy this 50-minute behind-the-scenes tour at one of our nation’s most trusted names in news, and it’s a nice addition to this theme as well.
World of Coca-Cola
You can’t visit Atlanta without a fun stop at this attraction, its colorful exhibits telling the story of the most popular brand in the world.