Civil Rights Trip
Eighth Grade Trip Week - Civil Rights Tour
Focusing on events and themes studied in the eighth-grade humanities courses, students travel to Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Atlanta. The tour visits the following places:
Birmingham: Kelly Ingram Park, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Art Museum, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Selma: Edmund Pettus Bridge, National Voting Rights Museum
Montgomery: Rosa Parks Museum, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial Center, National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Tuskegee: Tuskegee Airmen's National Historic Site
Atlanta: Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
To round out the trip, students experience an outdoor adventure along the Alabama River in Columbus, GA. Of course, there will also be plenty of authentic dining experiences, with stops at Dreamland BBQ, Odessa's Blessings Restaurant, and Mary Mac's Tea Room.
Along with the adventures experienced on the trip, the goal of the trip is to help eighth graders find their voices and use them for the greater good.