(Black PR Wire) Insider Expeditions and the King family invite you to Washington, D.C. over President’s Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2023. This four-day curated itinerary traverses the capitol’s landmarks that memorialize MLK Jr’s vision, with MLK’s legacy, his son, Martin Luther King III, his wife Arndrea and their daughter Yolanda. Participants will get to know the King family and experience Washington, D.C. from a unique, cultural lens.
Martin Luther King III said “I am thrilled to share our family’s legacy with those coming to Washington next February. I am looking forward to visiting many of the sites that have shaped our nation’s capital as a cultural and intellectual capital for African Americans.”
The itinerary will incorporate some of the most sought-after historical stops in D.C. like the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the National Mall where the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue stands, the location of the “I Have a Dream Speech”, and the restored Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The tour will also explore the complex relationship that Dr. King and other leaders had with Washington. Guests will get a taste of why D.C. is nicknamed “Chocolate City”. From its famous restaurants, like Ben’s Chili Bowl, to the local “Go-Go” music, and the expressive artwork that you can find scattered around the city, D.C. has historically been heavily influenced by Black culture. The tour includes a visit to “Black Broadway” (now known as U-Street), where we will meet local historians and residents to hear the exciting stories of yesteryear told by the older generation.
We will delve into older black neighborhoods that were created decades ago to strengthen community and morale and feel the prideful school spirit of Howard University emanating from campus. Dr. King’s work in D.C., and the impact that Black People have had on the nation’s capital, is a beautiful and important story that is spotlighted on this tour. A facilitated discussion will be held at the end of the tour, encouraging dialogue, connection and action to close out.
Included in the tour, travelers will enjoy group meals at acclaimed Black-owned restaurants, private luxury group transfers to each site, in-depth dialogue with professional guides and historians and a meet and greet with our hosts, the King Family. Guests will have two accommodation options to select from for their stay. Our host hotel is the beautiful Salamander Hotel, owned by African American entrepreneur, Sheila Crump Johnson and located just off the vibrant southwest waterfront of D.C., The second hotel is the Hilton Washington DC on the National Mall.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s incredible life and legacy has inspired many, including me, to be the best I can be. His work is emblematic of the efforts for change that only happen in Washington, DC. I’m proud that visitors can come to Washington, DC to gain a better understanding of Black history, which is American history, and embrace different cultures through travel experiences,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO of Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital.