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Day 4 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 1, 2022

by Kaia Laden   Today was a very exciting and interesting day for me. We started off the morning with an early breakfast. After a short bus ride we arrived at the Lorraine Motel. This is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968. Josh and Billy talked to us about 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 1 – Atlanta and Birmingham

Posted on June 28, 2022

By Gadi Stieber Today was by no means a slow start but began with a friend and me having breakfast while our compatriots were still sleeping and me. Once everyone was up, it was full speed ahead, with everyone loaded onto the bus by 8:15. From there, we wasted no time starting our learning at Continue Reading »

Summer 2022 About to Begin!

Posted on June 24, 2022

This Sunday our journey across the country to explore history, politics, and activism will begin!  40 teens coming from all over America will explore the raw differences that make us unique, and the common destiny that unites us all.  Follow the journey by checking our teen written journal entries starting Monday June 26 and following Continue Reading »

Day 36 – Closing Our Journey at the Capital

Posted on August 2, 2021

by Samuel Mitchneck      Our last day was one of the most interesting days, in my opinion. It began breakfast (a hotel-quality blueberry muffin). We then went into a conference room and discussed our meetings in DC and our meeting in Baltimore. This was followed by a drive into DC, specifically to the Holocaust Continue Reading »

Day 35 – DC

Posted on August 1, 2021

by Asher Rosenberg   Today was our 3rd day in Washington D.C. We first went to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American history. We learned about the slave trade and the treatment of enslaved people in North America, all the way up to present day, including the civil war, reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation, civil Continue Reading »

Day 34 – DC

Posted on July 31, 2021

by Nate Stitt Good morning friends! Today is a bit too warm for my taste, but it’s a D.C. day- one full of debates, laughter, and back-to-back meetings — a true manifestation of this trip. The morning began a bit later than usual, which was greatly appreciated. I ran downstairs and grabbed a bagel. The Continue Reading »

Day 33 – DC

Posted on July 30, 2021

by Emily Neuwirth        Today was our first Etgar day in our Nation’s Capital, so consequently we were all dressed to the nines (which essentially meant khakis, polos, and skirts- but baby steps everyone). As we all ran towards the bus, excited for the day ahead, conversations began brewing, because today was a Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia and Baltimore

Posted on July 29, 2021

by Henry Williams        Today was an interesting day. We first went to the National Constitution Center. This was kind of a bunch of lies in my opinion, but our second meeting really spoke to me because I never thought about the media the way that we have to.      First, we Continue Reading »