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Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs Tour

* Rosa Parks
* Historic Marker - Legal Milestones
* 1872 and 1907 County Courthouses
* Lynchings
* Slave Gallery

Step back, or rather, drive back in time, as you travel the roads and get to know the history of Macon and Bullock counties. Discover lesser known facts about Rosa Parks, landmark civil rights legal cases involving Macon County residents, long-neglected voting rights history of Bullock County, the injustices of lynching, and a secret hiding place for slaves.

See a display on Rosa Parks and a civil rights timeline from 1943 to 2000, when you begin your tour at the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center.

Stop at the 1907 Romanesque Revival Courthouse on the 'Square' in downtown Tuskegee and read about the civil rights legal triumphs of Macon County residents.

Travel along U.S. 29 to downtown Union Springs to find out about the actions of Macon County activists and their crusading efforts in Bullock County beginning in 1944. Hear about the good and the bad that took place at this 1872 Empire style courthouse, build during the difficult Reconstruction period, as the seat of 'final justice'.

Reflect on the injustices of the past when you visit the 1897 Pauly Jail Museum and see the working trap door used for hangings and hear a few of many stories of pain and anguish connected to this jail.

From jail to church, travel to the final stop at First Baptist Church, which has a slave gallery and had a sanctuary for freed slaves.

This "Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs" Tour of Macon and Bullock counties is a collaborative effort between the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center and the Union Springs/Bullock County Tourism Council.

For more information contact

The Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center
104 South Elm Street
Tuskegee, AL
Phone (334)724-0800

Photo Credits: 
Courthouse - Tuskegee Chamber of Commerce
Pauly Jail - Union Springs/Bullock County Tourism Council

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