MLK's "Continuing The Dream" Tour

Hosted by Martin Luther King III and Family

July 28 - 31, 2023

TRIP OVERVIEW

The movement towards racial equality in America has long been a fight for the African American population. From the early 1600’s, when enslaved Africans were smuggled to America, forced to build the foundation of the United States, to Brown vs. the Board of Education, to today, when thousands protested against police brutality after the murder of George Floyd, Black people in America have endlessly strived to end racial injustices. In these times of chaos, leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who risked his life to lead political, legal, and social battles to end the bloodshed and sorrow, were integral in the Civil Rights movement that has gotten us to where we are today. Fearlessly challenging racism, segregation and discrimination through his push for voting rights, organization of meaningful protests and powerful speeches, Dr. King led the peaceful charge towards equality.

His determination moved the nation, and on August 28,1963, more than 250,000 people descended upon our nation’s capital to participate in Dr. King’s “March on Washington, for Jobs and Freedom.” Still considered the largest human rights demonstration in U.S. history, the rally at The National Mall in Washington D.C. was the location of the most famous speech given in American history, the “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered honorably by King. In the capitol, you can still feel the energy of that extraordinarily moving speech, as the spirit of his words are sewn into the foundational fabric of D.C.’s institutions, art, memorials and monuments, embodying the very ethos of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

We invite you to spend the weekend traversing the landmarks that memorialize MLK’s vision, through a unique, three day, Washington D.C. tour, hosted by MLK’s legacy, his son, Martin Luther King III, his wife Arndrea and their daughter Yolanda.
Join us to “Continue the Dream.”

Pricing starts at $1,899 per person for a double occupancy room.

Pricing without accommodation is $1,299 per adult and $1,099 per child under 16. 

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required in order to secure your spot.

About The Host Family: The Kings

Martin Luther King III

Civil rights advocate and global humanitarian Martin Luther King III is shepherding the healing of our nation and the world, connecting the important lessons of the past with the critical needs of our future and motivating a new generation of authentic leaders. As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III is a thought leader on the world stage, a peace maker, and a negotiator on some of today’s most critical national and international platforms for social change. Amplifying the work of his father, Mr. King has devoted his life to promoting global human rights and eradicating racism, violence, and poverty — referred to by his father as the “triple evils” and the “scourges of humankind” — on every continent except Antarctica.


Most recently, Martin, along side his wife, Arndrea, have taken over leadership of the Drum Major Institute, a nonprofit organization started over 60 years ago. The Drum Major Institute has built a reputation advancing the core mission and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With a focus on continuing the King legacy through education, action, engagement with world leaders, and collaboration with socially conscious organizations, the work of the Drum Major Institute is as important today as it was then, inspiring each individual to embrace their unique contribution to peace, justice, and equity for all through common-sense solutions to our most pressing problems.


After successfully re-launching the Drum Major Institute, Martin and Arndrea set out to empower Black and Brown organizers to mobilize ahead of the 2024 election. With 40 organizations now funded in the initial round of grants, the Drum Major Coalition has set an ambitious goal of raising and investing $100 million over the next 4 year in mobilization efforts and building true political power ahead as the 2024 election approaches.


Determined to actualize his father’s vision, his strength, kindness and perseverance emanate with every speech he gives, influencing the masses and getting us closer to his father’s dream.

arndrea King

A graduate of Emory University and the wife of Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King is an accomplished activist in her own right, who passionately dedicates a large portion of her time to public service and the global fight against inequality, hate crimes, and all forms of pain. Leading battles against injustices, one of her many accomplishments is organizing the marches and rallies that led to the creation of a major multiracial collaboration, known as the Southern Coalition Against Racism and Bigotry. Expanding on the King Family legacy, Arndrea and her husband Martin have recently taken on the key role in fundraising for Black and Brown organizers across the country via their celebrity co-founded, small-dollar campaign Give Us The Ballot and their network of influential allies, the Drum Major Coalition. In August, Arndrea and Martin announced that the Coalition was launch an aggressive investment in 40 national groups that promote freedom, justice and equality. Under her leadership, the organization plans to invest $100 million by 2024. Mrs. King has garnered national attention as a powerhouse and is a force to be reckoned with.

Yolanda King

Born to parents, Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King is the sole grandchild of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She was named in honor of her aunt, Yolanda Denise King. As Yolanda Renee enters her teenage years, she has already earned the respect and admiration of her generation for her outspoken activism in support of the ongoing work to fulfill the great dream her grandfather shared with America. She has passionately addressed mass gatherings in protests against gun violence, homelessness and inhumane treatment of refugees seeking asylum on the U.S. southern border. When she met with President Obama in the oval office, Yolanda Renee asked him, “Mr. President, what are you going to do about all of these guns?” At a young age, Yolanda Renee has chosen to become a life-long human rights activist in her own right.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1: JULY 28

Check in at hotel (no later than 2:00pm)

MLK Memorial and National Mall Walking Tour (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

  • Private tour of monuments and memorials along the National Mall ending at the MLK statue

Black History Tour of The Capitol Building Grounds (6:30pm – 7:30pm)

  • Learn about the enslaved and freed Black Workers who built the Capitol Building

Dinner (8:00pm – 10:00pm)

  • Welcome reception with opening remarks

Day 2: JULY 29

Georgetown African American Walking Tour (9:00am – 10:30am)

  • Learn about the history of the free and enslaved African Americans who worked in, lived in, and helped build Georgetown university and the Georgetown Neighborhood

National Cathedral Tour (11:00am – 12:30pm)

  • Tour of the Cathedral, focusing on the structure of the building as well as the stories of the historical events that took place on the grounds. This is also the location Dr. King’s final sermon which took place in the Cathedral’s Canterbury Pulpit

Lunch (1:00 – 2:30pm)

National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour (2:45pm – 5:45pm)

  • Explore the only museum in the world to highlight and illustrate the American story specifically told through the powerful lens of African Americans

Cocktail Party (7:00pm – 9:00pm)

  • Enjoy a mixer at a local restaurant that serves up an eclectic variety of food

Optional Late Night Event

  • Guests can join us at a lounge tonight!

Day 3: JULY 30

Howard University Tour (9:00am – 11:00am)

  • Walking tour of the Howard University campus and the history behind why it is the “Mecca”

U-Street Black Broadway Walking Tour (11:30am – 1:00pm)

  • Take a walking tour of what used to be Black Broadway and see where treasured talents like Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Marvin Gaye were frequently seen and heard

Lunch (1:30pm – 3:00pm)

MLK Library (2:30pm – 5:00pm)

  • The group will head to the recently restored Martin Luther King Jr. Library for a guided tour of what this revolutionary community center has to offer. While in the library, our group will have a facilitated discussion about the various methods we can “Continue the Dream. 
  • All participants will receive a group photo with the King Family commemorating the inaugural MLK tour

Farewell Dinner (6:30pm – 9:00pm)

  • Enjoy a farewell dinner with closing remarks

Optional Late Night Event

  • Guests can join us at a lounge tonight!

Day 4: JULY 31

Departure day, check out is at 12:00pm.

Click the button below to view the trip brochure and learn more details about all of the places you will see during the trip.

ACCOMMODATIONS

OPTION 1: THE SALAMANDER HOTEL

Host Hotel

We welcome you to the beautiful Salamander Hotel in Washington D.C, our host hotel for this tour. Experience this newly renovated postmodernist-style hotel which overlooks the highly sought after D.C. waterfront, allowing you easy access to and from the Wharf and many other amenities that come with the hotel’s close proximity to much of what D.C. has to offer. The Salamander is designed to warmly welcome its guests through the charm of its diverse décor, along with its undoubtable five star, luxury hospitality.

Our Host Hotel, The Salamander D.C., is owned by an entrepreneur with an impressive resume. As the first African American woman to own three professional sports franchises, while holding the title of “Co-Founder of BET”, Sheila Crump Johnson is a dynamic American businesswoman who owns Salamander Hospitality LLC. Salamander Hospitality is a black-owned luxury hotel and resort management company with beautiful properties, ranging from city hotels to tropical resorts, both domestically and internationally. The company that has been given an array of awards such as “10 Best Wellness Spas Worldwide”, “Top 9 Places for Horseback Riding”, “Best of NoVA, Nightlife: Romantic Weekend Inn/ Resort (2017)”, and much more.

The Salamander is our host hotel for this weekend tour. Please specify if you wish to stay in this hotel for the duration.

Single and double accommodations available.

OPTION 2: THE HILTON WASHINGTON D.C. ON THE NATIONAL MALL

Centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C., this LEED Silver-certified hotel is 1 mile away from the Smithsonian Museums and other D.C. attractions. With its clean and contemporary modern aesthetics, exemplified by the architecture of its structure, this hotel also features a beautiful outdoor, rooftop pool.

High thread-count linens and designer bath amenities are offered in every elegant room at Hilton Washington DC National Mall. Spacious work desks and cable TV are also included.

Single and double accommodations available.

TRIP PRICING

Pricing starts at $1,899 per person for a double occupancy room.

Pricing without accommodation is $1,299 per adult and $1,099 per child under 16. 

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required in order to secure your spot.

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MLK's "Continuing The Dream" Tour

Hosted by Martin Luther King III and Family

July 28 - 31, 2023

Pricing starts at $1,899 per person. Pricing without accommodation is $1,299 per adult and $1,099 per child under 16. 

If you have any questions, please email info@insiderexpeditions.com for assistance.
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