The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma & Tuskegee

Date: Mon, October 13, 2025 - Sun, October 19, 2025

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: TBD

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: North America

Arrangements: Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, pivotal in reshaping US and global history, left a vibrant yet delicate legacy. Alabama's cities—Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma—served as crucibles for monumental events. Despite daunting obstacles and violent opposition, national leaders emerged, rallying tens of thousands to the cause of justice. Delve beyond headlines into the personal narratives of activists and foot soldiers, such as Dr. Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, survivor of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. Experience history firsthand through guided visits with historians of landmarks including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Square, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Explore Montgomery's Rosa Parks Museum, Freedom Rides Museum, and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial. In Tuskegee, visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Tuskegee University campus. The Equal Justice Initiative’s three Legacy Sites: the Legacy Museum, Freedom Monument Sculpture Park and National Memorial for Peace and Justice complete an immersion into the breadth and depth of the Civil Rights Movement and America's ongoing struggle with racial inequality.

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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

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