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Summer 2018

Day Five – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on June 29, 2018

by Isabela Weiss: We began today in Graceland (Elvis’s mansion) which was more extravagant than any home you have seen. The rooms were lined in chandeliers and other embroideries, including a living room designed to look like a jungle. Next, we traveled to Beale Street for lunch where myself and a few others went to Continue Reading »

Day Four – Memphis

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Nolan Goldklang: We started our day off on a sweltering summer morning. From there we drove all the way from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, with a little stop at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo along the way. Once we arrived in Memphis, we met with Scott Shepard, a former KKK leader, and heard 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 »

2017 Day One – The Journey Begins!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Etgar 36 Summer 2018 is off to a great start!  By late afternoon, everyone had made it into Atlanta.  We began our programming by discussing the 1915 lynching of a local Atlanta Jew at the site where he was falsely accused of a murder.  The teens contemplated how the threat of violence influenced the decision Continue Reading »

Summer 2018

Posted on June 14, 2018

We’re all excited to get out on the road the summer!  Look here for daily journal entries written by participants. ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE June 24 Atlanta June 25 Montgomery June 26 Birmingham June 27 Memphis June 28 Memphis & Little Rock June 29 Dallas June 30 Oklahoma City July 1 Dodge City July 2 & 3 Denver July 4 Boulder July 5 Salt Continue Reading »