If you are taking an overnight bus to Atlanta, your luxury motor coach will pick your group up this evening. You will make rest stops and meal stops en-route to your destination. Rest up for the exciting days ahead.
Upon arrival, you will meet your ETA Tour Manager at the airport and begin your adventure. Your first stop will be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home. Here you will learn his story, see where he played as a child, walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds.
Next, you'll take the Inside CNN VIP Tour for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with expanded access to the working studios at the Global Headquarters of CNN Worldwide.
You'll then walk across Centennial Park to visit the World of Coca-Cola. Here you'll see the fully-functioning Coca-Cola bottling line, view more than 1,200 never-before displayed artifacts, share a hug with a 7 foot tall Polar Bear, and more!
Before dinner you will have some free time at Underground Atlanta, a shopping and entertainment center in the Five Points neighborhood.
After you check in at the hotel, you will rest for the evening reminiscing about the day.
After breakfast, the girls in the group will head out to visit the campus of Spelman College. Spelman is a global leader in the education of women of African descent. Their mission is to empower women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service.
At the same time, the boys in the group will visit the campus of Morehouse College. Morehouse’s mission remains steadfast: to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today.
The entire group will then visit the campus of Clark Atlanta University. Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Next, the group will visit Morris Brown College, founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Morris Brown College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college engaged in teaching and public service with special focus in leadership, management, entrepreneurship and technology.
This evening, you'll have dinner and free time for shopping at Lenox Square Mall.
After breakfast, the group will board the bus and drive to Montgomery, AL making a stop at Alabama State University. Alabama State University is primarily an African American university that was founded in 1867.
Next, you will visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. The museum is located on the site of the old Empire Theatre where Mrs. Parks began her courageous and historic stand in 1955. The museum features a recreated street scene and replica of the bus, while video footage transports visitors to the fateful day. Additional exhibits lead visitors on an emotional journey through the days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which became the first step on the often difficult path to Civil Rights in America.
This afternoon you'll visit the campus of Tuskegee University. Tuskegee is an independent and state related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.
Your trip comes to a close as you head to the airport or board the bus for your overnight drive home.
You will arrive home in the morning.