The Civil Rights Museum Tour of America (CRMTOURS℠), a D.C. not-for-profit corporation, will create and manage a bus tour of certain civil rights museums and other important U.S. sites

The Tour is designed to educate the general public on the importance and the historical and continuing significance of the civil rights movement in the United States, and around the world.

Site to be visited include:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington DC
  • Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro, NC
  • King Center, Atlanta, GA
  • MLK National Historic Site, Atlanta, GA
  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL
  • Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Montgomery, AL
  • Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, AL
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Museum, Birmingham, AL
  • Black History Museum & Cultural Center, Richmond, VA.

CRMTOURS specifically highlights and explores the important intellectual, political, and spiritual connections between Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who visited India in 1959, “not as a tourist, but as a pilgrim.” The Tour will provide educational information on the legal, political, cultural, artistic and spiritual aspects of the American Civil Rights Movement which is very much alive and topical today. The Tour will emphasize the multi-dimensional, multi-racial and international aspects of the nonviolent movement that continues to influence struggles for equality and dignity around the world.

The Tour ends with a Leadership Academy in Washington, DC where the tour participants will be invited to participate in a lively discussion about their individual experiences on the Tour.  The Leadership Academy will be led by a civil rights scholar, leader or student dedicated to the civil rights moment. This session will be followed by a formal dinner and the close of the Tour proceedings.


Ms Rumu Sarkar, President of CRMTOURS

Ms. Sarkar is the President of the Civil Rights Museum Tour of America (CRMTOURS), and an Adjunct Law Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was also the former General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer at the Global Innovation Fund, and the former General Counsel of Millennium Partners.

Ms. Sarkar was also the former General Counsel for the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission.  She also served as the General Counsel for the Overseas Basing Commission, prior to joining the BRAC Commission.

Colonel Zachary Z. Kinney, Vice President of CRMTOURS

Colonel Kinney is the Vice President of the Civil Rights Museum Tour of America (CRMTOURS)  and the President and founder of Colonel Kinney’s Chess Academy, a Maryland based non profit small business that teaches its students how to play and master the game of chess.       

National Advisory Board

The President and Vice-President are supported by a National Advisory Board. The formation of the Advisory Board is currently on-going.

CRMTOURS is a non profit DC Corporation, and for more information, please use our contact page to get in touch with us. We will respond as soon as possible