Civil Rights Journey: Atlanta to Alabama

Date: Sun, March 12, 2023 - Sat, March 18, 2023

Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Price: TBD

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.

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. Quinton Dixie

Associate Research Professor of the History of Christianity in the United States and Black Church Studies

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