Day 1: Atlanta; CNN tour, Coca Cola museum, Margaret Mitchell house, Jimmy Carter library
Day 2: Stone Mountain, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Cheaha Mountain
Day 3: Little River Canyon National Preserve, Birmingham; Sloss Furnaces, Civil Rights Institute
Day 4: Montgomery; capitol, state museum, first White House of Confederacy, F. Scott Fitzgerald house
Day 5: Eufaula; Shorter mansion, Fendall Hall
Day 6: I'd recommend Gulf State Park, but we had business to do in a small Alabama town
Day 7: Mobile: USS Alabama, Mansion tours, Fort Conde
Day 8: Biloxi; Beauvoir New Orleans, French Quarter, Preservation Hall
Day 9: McGee's Landing swamp tour, Baton Rouge; state museum, capitol
Day 10: Nottoway Plantation, Natchez; tour historic homes
Day 11: Vicksburg National Military Park
Day 12: Highway 61 Blues Museum, BB King Museum
Day 13: Hot Springs: National Park, Quapaw Baths, Gangster Museum
Day 14: Little Rock; Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Clinton library, capitol
The most fascinating historical characters we learned about were William Weatherford, Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Huey Long, Leo McLaughlin, Bruce Klunder, Lurleen Wallace, and Jimmy Carter.
It was also interesting to see an exhibit on Admiral Thomas H. Moorer in at the Shorter Mansion in Eufaula, Alabama. He was involved in the Moorer-Radford affair, which was related to the Watergate affair.
I have travelled many times to the South, but Alabama and Mississippi were prettier and more prosperous than I had expected. I downloaded some Census data and found that after adjusting for cost of living, mean income in southern states is 5% higher than in northern states. This is remarkable given the larger black population in southern states.