by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/15/18, 11:41 am
Fourteen states announced a joint effort today to preserve sites important in the civil rights movement. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail links 130 attractions across the South, from the place where lynching victim Emmett Till was found dead near Glendora, Miss., to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Many states have promoted their landmarks individually over the years, but the trail is the first single push to get visitors to take in civil rights history as a whole across state lines.