The Civil Rights Movement
A Learning Adventure Where History Comes Alive
7 nights in Montgomery, Alabama
• Lectures and discussions provide a foundation for understanding the Civil Rights Movement
• Engage with people who were on the front lines of the 1960s demonstrations, protests & marches
• Visit key sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Selma, Tuskegee and Birmingham
• Visit the newly-expanded Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Montgomery – front and center stage for The Civil Rights Movement – serves as our base for an experiential symposium where education is illustrated by tours through key sites of the catalytic events that defined this pivotal moment in American history. Come discover the city of Rosa Parks, the city where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and preached; the home of Foot Soldiers and Freedom Fighters who share their personal stories of living the events that powered the movement. Learn how decisions made from the 1800s through the 1950s and ‘60s impact society today. Consider the present-day evolution of the struggle for civil rights equality.
INCLUDED IN THE SYMPOSIUM
• 7 nights in Montgomery, AL at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center
• 13 Meals: 6 Breakfasts; 4 Lunches; 3 Dinners
• Educational program of lectures, discussions, speaker presentations, sightseeing and transportation as described in the itinerary
The maximum number of this symposium is 98 attendees, divided into groups of up to 24 attendees, each with its own study leader. Groups are combined for lectures and transportation and some visits. Our goal is to keep costs affordable while providing opportunities for enhanced interpersonal engagement. The symposium experience, education and tours are suitable for adults and young adults ages 15 and older, who must be accompanied by an adult family member at all times.
Sitting in lectures and presentations for up to 75 minutes at a time; walking and standing in museums and historical sites for up to 1 hour at a time; walking up to 1 mile between sites and on guided walks.
Photo credits: Art Meripol, Edmund Pettus Bridge • Chris Granger, Rosa Parks statue
Courtesy, Alabama Tourism Department