As we've mentioned in previous posts, we're preparing for our up coming road trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL. Since making this announcement, many of you have reached out and expressed interest in how you can lend your support to others who need a little help join us.
So, we've launched a crowdfunding campaign for those those seeking financial assistance.
To be eligible, you must fit the following criteria:
-Must be at least 17 years old if planning on traveling without a guardian
-Families are limited to 2 sponsored seats per household (1 parent, 1 child over the age)
-Must submit request along with a short statement about why this trip is important to you by August 15, 2018.
-The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
-The Legacy Museum
-The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Kelly Tours Has Arranged the Following:
Day 1: Meet your Kelly Tours coach and tour escort and travel West towards the state of Alabama. There will be plenty of rest stops and a stop for lunch (on own) in-route. Water and snacks will also be available on board the coach. As we enter Montgomery, AL we stop for an included buffet dinner at a local favorite, “Martha’s Place” before checking into our hotel, The Drury Inn and overnight. (Dinner)
Day 2: After an included breakfast we visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, otherwise known as the Lynching Memorial & Museum. The Museum, located on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved, provides a narrative using interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system. Compelling visuals and data-rich exhibits provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to investigate America's history of racial injustice and its legacy. The memorial opened to the public on April 26, 2018 and is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were murdered by mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings. On this six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection. A farewell Dinner is included this evening at Dreamland BBQ. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 3: Bid farewell to Montgomery after breakfast and return home towards Charleston. Stop at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic site along the way, and learn the history of where in World War II, the Army Air Corps began a military "experiment" to see if Negroes could be trained to fly combat aircraft. (Breakfast)
Each Ticket Includes
-Roundtrip Transportation by Motor Coach Provided by Kelly Tours
-Snacks and Light Refreshments During Trips to and from Our Destinations
-2 Nights of Lodging
-4 Meals that Includes 2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
-1 Gift Bag per passenger
-Walmart West Ashley
The Motorcoach is Equipped With...
-Wi-Fi for Electronic Devices
-DVD Players for Movie Viewing
The Kelly Tours Trip Number
-$545 for a single
-$425 for doubles
-$390 for triples
-$370 for quads
Deposits and Payment Options:
If you will not be paying for the complete cost of your trip up front, you can submit a payment of $100 to reserve your place on the coach. Subsequent installment payments will be due on July 16, 2018 and August 17, 2018. Total balance due 45 days prior to departure date. Check or Money Order payments can be made out to Kelly Tours and can be mailed to: The Charleston Activist Network, Attention: Tamika Gadsden, 1630 Meeting Street, Bldg. 2, Charleston, SC 29405. Or pay in person at The Charleston Activist Network office space by appointment only, see contact information below.
No cancelation penalty if a trip is cancelled 45 days prior to departure.
Tamika Gadsden, lead organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those seeking to purchase a ticket directly, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you on the road for what's sure to be an amazingly powerful journey.