Civil rights tourism starts to regain footing in Atlanta
National Historic Site on Thursday January 10, 2013, in Atlanta. - PHIL SKINNER/AJC/TNS

ATLANTA — Tom Houck, who spent his younger days chauffeuring Martin Luther King Jr. around town, is getting back behind the wheel — figuratively. Fifteen months after the raconteur shut down his Civil Rights Tours Atlanta because of the pandemic, he is set to reopen this weekend. The relaunch signals the cautious return of niche tourism in the city known as “the birthplace of the civil rights movement.” It also comes as more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 — although fewer in Georgia than in many other parts of the country. “Even though Georgia is not at the top of the list, the vacc...