Commemorate the triumphs and tragedies of the Civil Rights movement in Alabama by exploring the poignant past of three communities critical to the movement. In Montgomery, see the pulpits and bus stops from which MLK and Rosa Parks inspired thousands. Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma where John Lewis and other activists were attacked on “Bloody Sunday.” Visit Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, a pivotal flashpoint after the deadly bombing that killed four young girls. Visit other influential museums and monuments to Freedom Riders, victims of lynching, and voters' rights activists, all while meeting key organizers active in the 1950s and ’60s.
Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham
Day 1. Arrivals in Montgomery, Alabama
Day 2. Montgomery, Alabama
Day 3. Selma
Day 4. Birmingham
Day 5. Departure
- Learn from a Tufts Professor and gain a comprehensive appreciation of the American Civil Rights movement, from its earliest and often unreported days in the mid-1950s through the more high-profile years that followed.
- Visit the newly opened Montgomery Interpretive Center on the campus of Alabama State University.
- Behold the places where the Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned and sustained.
- Experience the best of Southern comfort and hospitality while savoring home-cooked soul food in restaurants selected for their high quality and ambiance.
- Stand in the pulpits where Martin Luther King, Jr. motivated thousands.
- Visit the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, a circular black granite table that records the names of the martyrs and chronicles the history of the movement.
- Hear from civil rights organizers who risked life and limb to gain freedom.
- Cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the footsteps of thousands who marched from Selma to Montgomery and beyond for equal voting rights.