Applications are open for destinations and attractions who wish to be added to the trail. Only sites that are considered significant to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement during its height and provide a meaningful visitor experience will be chosen to join the US Civil Rights Trail.
When working to complete the application, applicants should gather written documentation regarding how your nomination meets some, if not all, of the following criteria:
- Be associated with events that made a significant contribution to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement during its height (1940s, 50s and 60s); or
- Be associated with the life of a person(s) who was significant in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement; or
- Embody the distinctive characteristics of a tourism site including, but not limited to, being open to the public or public view as a tourist attraction, providing guided or self-guided experiential activities, or displaying a series of commemorative markers that communicate context for the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
Once submitted, you will be notified if your application is accepted. If accepted and you wish to request assistance with covering the site addition fee, please reach out to TDTD once you are notified.