New Tour: Tom Houck’s Civil Rights Tour

Tom Houck Civil Rights Tour
Photograph by Todd Burandt

Civil Rights Tour Atlanta, a new three-hour tour organized by Houck, the former aide and driver to Martin Luther King Jr., offers an insider’s perspective into the daily lives of Atlanta’s heralded activists. The 30-odd stops include not only sites where major marches were organized, but also spots where civil rights leaders played pool and purchased cigarettes. From the comforts of an air-conditioned bus, Houck shares stories about how he met MLK outside the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Sweet Auburn headquarters, why the city’s most important black leaders are buried in Southview Cemetery, and what the future holds for the King family’s longtime Vine City house.

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This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.