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Eyes on the prize: U.S. civil rights landmarks

Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery Alabama, designed by Maya Lin (Scarborough photo)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (the observed Federal holiday) is coming up on January 21, 2008.

What better way to have “a day on, not a day off” than to visit some places that tie into the civil rights movement?

My article “Experience History at these Civil Rights Landmarks” is online at education.com, and I discuss a number of different locations: 

**  the National Civil Rights Museum (housed in the infamous Lorraine Motel) in Memphis TN

**  the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati OH

**  the traveling exhibit 381 Days: the Montgomery Bus Boycott Story (its last day in Dallas TX is tomorrow, January 13th, then it moves to Memphis, Evansville IN and Kansas City MO.) 

….and several others are covered in the article.  Check it out!