Civil Rights- A Journey To Freedom

April 10-14, 2021
$2,995

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s re-shaped the history of the United States and the world—leaving a legacy that is both vibrant and inspiring, but also fragile. In Alabama, in the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, the Movement's national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause of justice against remarkable odds and violent resistance. Experience the people, places, and events that ignited change and defined a pivotal period in American history, while learning from actual foot soldiers of the struggle—whose rich and moving stories bring a history of unforgettable tragedy and irrepressible triumph to life. Highlights on this trip include visits to prominent locations integral to the Civil Rights Movement many have only read about in books, such as the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the National Memorialfor Peace and Justice—two institutions that have taken diverse and complementary approaches to telling the rich and moving stories of the Civil Rights Movement and of America's history of racial inequality. Treasure the opportunity to hear first-hand the powerful accounts of the struggles and triumphs with interactive discussions. Celebrate the  accomplishments of pioneering African-American aviators at the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site. Savor the hospitality, cuisine, and music of the region with intimate meals and singing by church choir members.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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