Watch “Travels with Darley: Alabama Civil Rights Trail Part I” and “Part II” coming to your local PBS station and streaming through Ovation TV’s JOURNY starting March 1st!

Check out video previews for two very special episodes in “Travels with Darley: Season 9” starting on PBS stations now and starting March 1st on Ovation TV JOURNY in honor of Women’s History Month (read more about the Ovation launch below and at this link).

Below is more information on what you can find in each episode. Please check your local PBS TV listings for dates and times in your area. Located in Alabama, the state where we filmed? Watch these episodes on Alabama PBS on back to back on Saturday, Feb 19th at 3 and 3:30pm CT.

Hear more about the Alabama Civil Rights Trail from Darley’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day interview on NPR’s In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson.

ALABAMA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL PART I

Join Darley Newman and local experts who lived through the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. Follow in the footsteps of legends and activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at museums, churches, national parks, and other landmarks. Watch for this episode coming to your local PBS TV station this winter and Ovation TV’s Journy spring of 2022.

This episode takes viewers to Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which charts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Darley meets with with Pastor Arthur Price Jr at the 16th Street Baptist Church, the site of a tragic bombing, and where Civil Rights mass meetings and rallies were held during the 1960s. Deon Gordon of TechBirmingham shares an introduction to Railroad Park, a 19-acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial legacy of the city. At Selma’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, the site of the first mass meeting of the Voting Rights Movement, Dr. Verdell Lett Dawson shares more history. In Birmingham’s historic theatre district journalist and professor Glenny Brock leads Darley through this historically black community to learn more about what life was like during the Jim Crow years in Birmingham.

Darley also introduces viewers to Alabama food and drinks at Hero Doughnuts, Back Forty Brewing Company, Post Office Pies and Lannie’s BBQ in Selma.

ALABAMA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL PART II

Join Darley Newman and local experts who lived through the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. Follow in the footsteps of legends and activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at museums, churches, national parks, and other landmarks. Watch for this episode coming to your local PBS TV station this winter and Ovation TV’s Journy spring of 2022.

This episode takes viewers to meet JoAnne Bland, who was arrested 13 times before the age of 12 for her participation in the Civil Rights Movement. Darley interviews her beside the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Wanda Battle meets Darley in Montgomery at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960. Battle takes Darley to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol and the home where Dr. King lived when he was pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

At Rosa Parks former Montgomery home, Darley speaks with Doris Crenshaw, a lifelong activist who at the age of 12 was a protegee of Rosa Parks. Michelle Browder leads Darley through Montgomery to sites of significance, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal advocacy organization which has a history of fighting cases related to Civil Rights. Finally, Darley heads to Montgomery’s Westside to meet Kevin King of The King’s Canvas. Kevin founded a non-profit that provides art supplies, classes and the space for people in the community to create who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources or access to do so. He’s also creating public art to make change.

Watch past seasons of Travels with Darley, which is up to 51 half hour episodes on your local PBS TV station Create TV, Ovation TV Journy, Amazon Prime and Wondrium

Check out photos from the Civil Rights Trail and more information on how you can take the Civil Rights Trail in Alabama by searching this site for Civil Rights

Watch on Ovation TV Starting March 1st

Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is pleased to announce the latest programming for its award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY. In honor of Women’s History Month, JOURNY’s March programming lineup is themed “Wonder(ing) Women” with the new season of Emmy Award-nominated Travels with Darley as the anchor series. Host Darley Newman takes viewers to meet female changemakers and entrepreneurs along Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail, South Carolina’s Liberty Trail, New York’s Empire State Trail, and in Wisconsin’s Northwoods and Colorado Forests. Episodes are available beginning Tuesday, March 1.

JOURNY premieres a new travel series every month, supported by a curated lineup of diverse programming, talent, and destinations. For Women’s History Month, Travels with Darley’s new season brings diversity to the forefront by featuring social issues and history through an immersive, modern lens. Recognized in Forbes for her “PBS Travel Empire,” Newman has been called a contemporary explorer and has won numerous awards for inspiring women. For over a decade, she has led production teams in over 30 nations and 26 states and has been both behind and in front of the camera as producer, videographer, editor, director, writer, and TV host. 

“Since I was a young girl, I’ve been inspired by women explorers of the past. This season I’m honored to bring viewers to meet trailblazing women whose stories highlight Civil Rights accomplishments and significant events in American history, as well as our diverse cultures and communities,” said Newman.

In the Travels with Darley Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail episodes, viewers meet Rosa Parks protégé Doris Crenshaw inside Parks’ former Montgomery apartment; JoAnne Bland shares her struggles as a child activist who participated in the Selma to Montgomery March; and Lula Hatcher, BBQ matriarch, recounts her restaurant brought the community together, as one of the few area establishments that was not segregated in the 1950s and 60s.

Along South Carolina’s new Liberty Trail, Newman follows in the footsteps of iconic historical figures by kayaking and hiking through Revolutionary War sites to make history relevant and exciting for today’s viewer. Along New York’s new 750-mile Empire State Trail, Newman cycles with Allison Joseph and members of Black Girls Do Bike in Albany to learn about the organization’s mission to encourage women, especially women of color, to get involved in cycling. And in Colorado and Wisconsin, Newman explores national forests, sustainable ranches, and small businesses with the help of women entrepreneurs and environmental champions.

JOURNY is free to stream and is available on 300MM+ connected TVs via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, XUMO, Vewd,Samsung TV Plus, Vizio WatchFree+, Plex, DistroTV, and Verizon Stream; as well as on millions of iOS and Android mobile devices.

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