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Florida

Georgia

5 Elusive North Georgia Waterfalls

A day trip adventure reveals five incredibly beautiful, yet elusive North Georgia waterfalls worthy of your mountain getaway or weekend road trip itinerary.

Retro Roadtrip: Appalachian Autumn Part 3

Note: The following revised and annotated post is part of our new Retro Roadtrip series. This 3-part post is about an autumn road trip I took by myself from Florida to Georgia and was originally posted November 15, 2008, on my Nathan's Uncle blog. On Saturday I drove...

Mississippi

Searching for Emmett Till: A Mississippi Delta Pilgrimage

We went searching for Emmett Till on a Mississippi Delta pilgrimage, and along the way we unearthed legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, walked a Tallahatchie bridge, slept in sharecropper shacks, and ultimately uncovered traces of the teen martyr whose death gave birth to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Two Mississippi Museums Chronicle State & Civil Rights History

Backroad Planet joined Jackson photographer Ashleigh Coleman for a preview of two Mississippi museums: the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Also on the itinerary, visits to the Smith Robertson Museum, the home of Medgar Evers, Bully’s Restaurant, and the Mississippi Supreme Court.

USA

Design Your Own Tennessee Road Trip

Design your own Tennessee road trip with Backroad Planet’s itinerary planning resources, recommended destinations, Civil War and Civil Rights historical sites, plus 16 themed trails and byways.

Civil Rights & African American Heritage Trails in Washington, DC

Follow African American heritage trails in Washington, DC, on an itinerary that includes the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture, the African American Civil War Museum, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Newseum, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and other Civil Rights sites.

Europe

Asia & Oceania