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Montgomery & Memphis

Posted on June 29, 2023

– Joshua Horwich This morning, we woke up and immediately started our day with the Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial and museum. The memorial made me think about just how many lynchings occurred in our country. In US history class, we skim over the lynchings, only talking about emancipation and Dr. King at length. However, seeing Continue Reading »

Selma & Montgomery

Posted on June 28, 2023

– Simon Fisher We started our day by hopping on the bus and going from Birmingham to Selma. Billy had told us about the poverty in Selma, but nothing could prepare me for what it was like. As soon as we entered the main city, I whispered to Simon Gaines, who was sitting next to Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Montgomery and Memphis

Posted on June 30, 2022

by Anna Baker-Butler   This morning we watched a video preparing us for the EJI museum and learned about the slave trade. We went to the lynching memorial where counties that had lynching victims were listed along with the victims’ names. This was a very powerful memorial to me for a number of reasons. I Continue Reading »

Day 2 – Selma and Montgomery

Posted on June 29, 2022

by Zoey Possick   We started our day off by driving from Birmingham to Selma. Selma has both a reputation of being a birthplace of change spurring the civil rights movement as well as a town hit by great economic despair. As we drove through, I was surprised to see how empty the streets and Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Montgomery and Memphis

Posted on July 1, 2021

By Amira Faden After a brief breakfast at the hotel, we started our day at the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery. This museum explores the continuation of slavery through mass incarceration, and is located in a building that was previously a slave holding pen. Towards the beginning of the museum, we had the Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Selma and Montgomery

Posted on June 30, 2021

By Sara Frankel      Today, we started out our morning by driving from Birmingham, Alabama to Selma, Alabama. We got to speak with JoAnne Bland, a civil rights activist, who shared with us her experience crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the three Selma-Montgomery Marches (which occurred from Mar 7, 1965 – Mar 21, Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Montgomery

Posted on July 3, 2019

By Rachel Rubins “Righteousness, justice, and truth!” As we stood around and witnessed the reflecting Southern Poverty Law Center memorial in Montgomery, AL, we could not help but reflect on our own lives and how we can do better. This memorial set the tone for our second day in Montgomery, to remind us of all Continue Reading »

Day 2 – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on July 2, 2019

By Noah Lenkin We started our day off at the Center for  Civil and Human Rights, where we participated in a workshop on how to build a campaign around an issue you are passionate. Jill Savitt, the CEO of the Center, talked about the steps to a successful campaign, such as forming objectives, and having 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 »