We will learn from them incontestably, that their work is not done, and that it is to us that the baton must be passed. Starting in Atlanta, we will shore up our knowledge of this period with local historians. Then, we board the bus! On our rolling classroom, we’ll retrace the courageous paths of the Freedom Riders as we head to Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham. We will learn about the roots of non-violent protest and the violent response it generated--the Bus Boycott, the Children’s March, the Bloody Sunday March. We will have the great blessing of sharing morning services at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and visiting the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice--the first and only national space recognizing the centrality of lynching in American identity. From there, we will head to Jackson and Money, in the Mississippi Delta, to learn more about Medgar Evers and Emmett Till. Then it’s on to Memphis’ National Civil Rights Museum and, just because it’s there and it’s fun, to Beale Street and to Elvis’ Graceland.
Dates: June 12-21, 2019 Estimated Cost: $ 3,800 Student Travel Group Max: 16 Dream Team: Mr. Fisher, Ms. Muñiz, Ms. Nuñez, Mr. Ekhator
This will be our second pilgrimage to the sacred sites and institutions acknowledging the American Civil Rights Movement. We will have the honor of hearing the personal stories of men and women who were foot soldiers for justice during those perilous decades. It’s important to remember that these are elders now-- so our time with them will be precious.
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