Videos from the Route
The short video clips below help tell the story of some of the places where we will stop along the way. Nearly each stretch point has important Civil Rights history from our send off in Memphis to our grand finale in Jackson. I hop you can see in these videos the sacred ground through which we will be riding.
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
This is where we begin on MLK50! Dr. King was martyred here on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. He left behind a wife and four children and a legacy that changed America. We start here and ride in his honor and memory as we try to accomplish his last task: ending poverty in America through the Poor People's Campaign.
Tutwiler Community Education Center
This is our first stretch point on Day 1! TCEC is famous for their 60 Minutes segment that aired in the 1990s that shed light on the work they do in Tutwiler and Tallahachie County in the MS Delta. This will be our first stretch point. Across the street from the Center is the Funeral Home that prepared Emmett Till's body for burial.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
(one half of the Two Mississippi Museums)
It all finishes here at the place that is helping Mississippi tell the story of its past. We will arrive on April 6 to this beautiful space to finish our ride with an atmosphere of celebration and into the arms of the best of Mississippi. Take time to go through the Museum and fully understand the depth of Civil Rights history in Mississippi.