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Omega Lamplighters Preparing for '500 Miles of Freedom'

00 Miles of Freedom: College Tour and Civil Rights Trip
Posted at 9:13 AM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 09:13:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Omega Lamplighters of Tallahassee are preparing to take off for 500 Miles of Freedom: College Tour and Civil Rights Trip.

The mentoring group is traveling with 40 young men from Tallahassee, Quincy, Wakulla and Jackson Counties. This is the second annual trip.

They're headed to Memphis and two stops in Alabama: Selma, and Birmingham. Those taking part will experience the historical cities and colleges that helped shaped the civil-rights era.

The Lamplighters are inviting the community to the send off. It's Thursday night and early Friday morning (midnight departure) at Parks & Crump law office in Tallahassee.

For more information on the Omega Lamplighters, click here.