Lee Sentell talks about the US Civil Rights Trail on NPR’s “Travel with Rick Steves” Radio Show

Lee Sentell
Meet Lee Sentell. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

In honor of MLK Day, National Public Radio’s popular Travel with Rick Steves Radio Show invited one of our own to speak in an episode. Read on to learn all about Alabama Tourism Director and US Civil Rights Trail Founder Lee Sentell’s interview on the US Civil Rights Trail.

Learn about the US Civil Rights Trail

Lee Sentell
Learn from the pro. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

During the episode, which aired on Sunday, January 15, Lee talked about the US Civil Rights Trail, including its beginnings, continued impact and newly-added trail sites. The goal of the trail is to teach us about Civil Rights history and to honor the people who fought for equality and social justice.

These trail sites are home to notable Civil Rights places across 14 Southern states, including these Alabama cities:

  • Anniston
  • Birmingham
  • Monroeville
  • Montgomery 
  • Scottsboro
  • Selma 
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Tuskegee

Plus, Rick Steves chatted with John Swaine, the CEO of the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, South Carolina, to discuss his specific trail site.

Want to learn more about this trail? Check out Lee’s book, which offers insight into where to find these sites and the important events that happened during the Civil Rights Movement at these places.

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