Conference on Civil Rights: A Road Scholar President’s Program

Go beyond the headlines as you take part in a civil rights conference of epic proportions. Learn from civil rights historians and heroes in the city where the movement was born.
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Program No. 23751RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

The Civil Rights Movement was born in Montgomery – the city where Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders stood up for equality by staying seated and where Martin Luther King Jr. lived and preached. During an epic conference in the heart of the South, learn about the catalytic events that defined this pivotal moment in American history. Listen and learn from historians, foot soldiers, Freedom Fighters and other survivors as you hear historical context and firsthand encounters not found in history books. Go far beyond the media headlines to feel the human heartbeat that powered the movement. Consider how the attitudes of the 1950s and ‘60s echo through the racial climate of today, and be inspired by activists who continue the fight for the “dream” of equality.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Be moved by a keynote from Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and during a solemn visit to the Legacy Museum and Memorial.
  • Hear poignant, firsthand accounts of significant civil rights events from Sheyann Webb, author of “Selma, Lord, Selma” and Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, survivor of the 16th St Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham.
  • Embark on field trips to Tuskegee, Birmingham and Selma to stand where major events in the movement took place.

General Notes

This conference program has a maximum of 250 like-minded participants includes lectures and features acclaimed experts. For field trips, the group will be divided into smaller groups. You may be interested in a smaller version of this program, "Conference on Civil Rights: An In-Depth Look into the Movement (#23082)."
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