Program 663: The MLK Trail; Afghanistan Ski Challenge; Favorite Travel Memories
Release Date: 01-15-2022
The president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners joins Rick to discuss places you can visit to better appreciate the life and civil-rights accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Travel writer Tim Neville describes how a homegrown ski slope had brought a bit of joy — at least for a few years — to the young people of Bamyan, Afghanistan. And listeners share their favorite travel memories as they anticipate embarking on new adventures before too long.
- Sojourners President Adam Russell Taylor, author of "A More Perfect Union" (Broadleaf Books)
- Travel writer Tim Neville
- Sojourners President Adam Russell Taylor is the author of "A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community."
- The sites Adam recommends visiting are:
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
The original Ebenezer Baptist Church building in Atlanta, and The King Center for Nonviolence and Social Change.
- The Civil Rights Trail has an interactive map that lists more than 100 relevant sites you can visit in 15 different states.
- Tim Neville adds that a fundraising effort to support Afghan refugees has been started from Switzerland for the Bamyan Ski Club.
- The Guardian provided a photo essay of the Afghan Ski Challenge in March 2021.
- Tim Neville spoke with Rick about "unlikely ski resorts" in Kosovo and North Korea, on Travel with Rick Steves program #424 in November, 2015.
- Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, whom caller Patricia met, died from complications attributed to Covid-19 in December 2020, at the age of 94.
- Listener Nick on Staten Island New York wrote in the March 2021 online magazine for AAA Northeast about his experience driving in Sicily for the first time.