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The American South: From Civil Rights Struggle to Civil Rights Tourism

Keywords: United States , America , South , politics , presidency , civil rights movement , memory , culture , memory , museum , tourism: historic sites

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In recent years the American South has become the platform for an authenticity seeking tourism industry. Former sites of civil rights action have been revived and transformed into tourist attractions. The following paper introduces the notion of so-called civil rights tourism and presents a critical analysis of current sites of civil rights commemoration throughout the American South.

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