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Martin Luther King III's tours celebrate Black history and King's legacy

Are you interested in history and want to learn more about one of America's most well-known civil rights leaders? Look no farther than the brand-new Black history excursions that Washington, D.C. will be introducing next month. These tours, which are led by none other than Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, and his family, seek to respect King's legacy while simultaneously advancing the urgently necessary public conversation about racial equality and justice in America today.

Meet Your Hosts: The King Family

The Continuing the Dream tours will be hosted by Martin Luther King III, his wife Arndrea Waters King, and their 14-year-old daughter Yolanda. The first tour is scheduled to begin over Presidents Day weekend, from February 17 to 20.

Tour Itinerary: Discovering the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The first four days' schedule includes a walking tour of the National Mall's monuments and memorials, a stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park, a look at the Capitol Grounds' Black history, and a meal at a well-known local restaurant serving Southern food. On Day Two, the emphasis will be on the history of the free and enslaved African Americans who resided in Georgetown and contributed to the development of the community and its university. The National Cathedral will then be visited. On the third day, there will be visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and Howard University, both historically Black colleges. There will also be a three-hour tour of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which was dedicated by then-President Barack Obama and opened to rave reviews in 2016. According to King, this stop will be the tour's high point.

Tour Experience: An Immersive Exploration of Culture and History

However, the trips offer a chance to discover the cultural aspect of the country's capital as well as their educational value. Additionally, visitors will have the option to sample some of the region's most renowned Southern cuisine as well as the city's thriving music and art sectors.

Future Tours: Expand Your Horizons

The series, which will be run by the King family and feature three excursions a year in three different locations, will be run by the custom-travel tour company Insider Expeditions. The first foreign tour is scheduled to begin in 2024 and will travel across East Africa, while the second itinerary will travel through the South and is anticipated to begin by the end of 2023.

"Continuing the Dream" in Action: The Importance of Today

The tours seek to further King's legacy by emphasizing his crucial contributions to the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s as well as by fostering the ongoing conversation about racial equality and justice in America, which, according to the King family, is still urgently needed, particularly in light of the events of 2020. The family claimed that the inspiration for the tours and its choice to host them for the first time came from the murder of African American man George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May 2020 and the subsequent swift resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement that sparked widespread protests in the wake of his death.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn more about one of America's most significant civil rights leaders and to tour Washington, D.C.'s rich cultural diversity with the King family as your guides. Today, reserve your place on a Continuing the Dream tour!


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