Civil Rights Journey: Atlanta to Alabama

Date: Sun, March 6, 2022 - Sat, March 12, 2022

Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: North America

Arrangements: Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was a struggle for social justice and an end to institutional racism, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation in the United States.  In Alabama, the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma were host to some of the most significant events of the decades-long campaign. Here, the Movement's national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause against remarkable odds and violent resistance. This journey begins in Atlanta and then visits these three cities and several places that housed and nurtured the movement throughout the era. You will have special opportunity to speak with and learn from veterans of the struggle, many of whom have worked tirelessly for the cause in the decades since. You will also visit and experience the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), The Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice–three institutions that have taken diverse and complementary approaches to the narrative of the Civil Rights Movement and of the United States’ long history of racial inequality.

Itinerary Overview:

  • Sunday, March 6: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Monday, March 7: Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tuesday - Wednesday, March 8 - 9: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Thursday, March 10, March 8: Selma, Alabama
  • Friday - Saturday, March 11 - 12: Birmingham, Alabama

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies

Mark Anthony Neal is Chair of the Department of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).

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