02.13.2021

Families are leading a new wave in Black travel. Here’s why

In Memphis, Tennessee, Brittany Scullark and her son visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968. In Memphis, Tennessee, Brittany Scullark and her son visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968. | Photo by Tamir Kalifa, The New York Times / Reduz

Ask any parent and they’ll confirm: Taking your kids traveling is an act of bravery.

With favorite snacks and a small mountain of wipes at the ready, parents pack up strollers, ignore the chorus of “Are we there yet?” and set out to show their kids the world. They do it for the same reasons they demand kids eat their vegetables or finish their homework—they believe it’s good for them.

That doesn’t change when you’re a Black family, but there are a few more considerations.

Read the full story at National Geographic.