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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 »

Day Two – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on June 26, 2018

By Jared Haime: We started our second day by waking up in Atlanta. We visited the AIDS Quilt, where we learned about the fight for justice, awareness, and acceptance which were the founding principles of the theme of the day: civil rights. For AIDS to be fully understood, communities of people from all walks of 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 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 »