23751
Alabama

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.
Program No. 23751PRESS
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,599
Flights start at
FREE

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Sitting during lectures; walking up to one mile and standing up to an hour.

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.
Featured Expert
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Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release from prison for over 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and won relief for hundreds of others. Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts and led the creation of the Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Janice R Franklin
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Howard Robinson
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Dorothy Autrey
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Bryan Stevenson
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Sheyann Webb-Christburg
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Rev. Dr. Carolyn Maull McKinstry
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