MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The "I Am More Than..." bus tour is designed to promote and recruit educational student travel and tourism to Montgomery. The idea is to get more young people to embrace Montgomery's rich history. The bus tours are a spin-off of the annual "I AM MORE THAN" youth summits.
"It takes the knowledge of the history and what has happened, and make it applicable to where they are today," said Executive Director Michelle Browder.
Browder says she was encouraged by the influx of visiting students and parents for those summits, and the growing numbers of out-of-towners pushed her start this company to benefit on-going educational programs.
"We started with these youth conversations downtown," she said. Conversations "around not only truth but reconciliation and how we can come together as a people and start pressing forward."
Visitors can expect tours complete with art, music, history, and conversation. In short, expect to "experience" Montgomery, not just "tour" it.
Tuesday and Wednesday, downtown employees can get free lunch tours. They'll begin at Union station at 11:30 a.m. and will take about an hour and 15 minutes to complete.
For more information on private tours and how to book them, visit www.morethantours.us