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Day 2 – Atlanta and Birmingham

Posted on June 29, 2021

by Sam Goldstone      We started our day meeting with Kia Sims, the Organizing Manager at Fair Fight Action. Fair Fight Action was founded by former Georgia State House of Representatives Minority Leader Stacey Abrams in 2018, after her loss in a Gubernatorial election riddled with credible accusations of voter suppression. Since its founding, Continue Reading »

Day Three – Montgomery and Birmingham

Posted on June 27, 2018

by Lila Arnold: We started the day on June 26th by riding to a museum on Rosa Parks. I found it really interesting that I had always been taught that Rosa was an old woman, when in reality, she was only 42. It makes me wonder why she’s been portrayed as an old woman to Continue Reading »

Day 3: Montgomery & Birmingham

Posted on June 29, 2016

By Sydney Kass: Today, 25 teenagers that hold the promise of triumphing in the fight for equality and civil rights hit the road and headed to Alabama. Some of us slept, some wrote, some conversed, and some listened to music. After about an hour of traveling, we finally crossed the border and had the pleasure of Continue Reading »

Day 4- Birmingham, Memphis

Posted on July 2, 2015

-Rem Hellmann Today was the fourth day of traveling. It also happened to be my favorite day of Etgar so far. We started the day off at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama and drove four hours making our way towards Memphis, Tennessee. Billy and Eli decided that we would stop after two hours of driving Continue Reading »

Day 3- Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham

Posted on July 1, 2015

– Jamie Miller Today, we left Atlanta and crossed into Alabama. At the rest stop between state line, we saw a sign that stated “Dare to Defend Our Rights.”This is an example of emphasizing states rights over federal law which stems from the Civil War.  Many southern states believe the jurisdiction of the states is Continue Reading »

Day 2-Montgomery and Birmingham-by Jordan Kaplan

Posted on July 1, 2014

Our first day on the road went swimmingly. After a two and a half hour ride from Atlanta, we pulled into Montgomery, Alabama. We quickly hit the city, where we traveled back to the start of the Civil Rights movement. This movement was sparked by Rosa Parks, whose actions inspired the bus boycott in Montgomery. Continue Reading »

Day 2 – Montgomery & Birmingham – By Ilana Berghash

Posted on June 25, 2013

Today we left Atlanta and set out for Alabama. As we crossed the state line, Billy started blaring “Sweet Home Alabama.” In my opinion, small gestures are what make the trip a step above the rest. When we reached Montgomery, we stopped at the city’s minor league baseball store. The baseball team is called the Continue Reading »