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Tennessee Civil Rights Trail

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The US Civil Rights Trail

is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tennessee Civil Rights Trail Podcast

Be inspired by real stories of people who lived during some of the most significant moments of the Civil Rights Movement to occur in Tennessee. Listen below to learn about what took place, who made a difference, and why it is still relevant today.

Discover the history

Visit the 14 Tennessee stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Each site tells the stories of brave individuals who strove to secure their American civil rights. Get the digital passport for detailed information to explore the trail.

Follow the trail

From Memphis to Nashville to Clinton—explore the churches, courthouses, schools, museums, and other Tennessee landmarks on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.