In Montgomery, Rosa Parks stayed seated so we could all stand..

In Birmingham, the Young Footsoldiers Marched from the 16th Street Baptist Church through Kelly Ingram Park and into Civil Rights History...

Alabama Civil Rights (Day Trip)

Our nation fought a bloody Civil War 150 years ago over the issue of slavery. Almost exactly a century later, African-Americans who lived in the segregated south, took to the streets in deliberate confrontation in cities like Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma Alabama.

Several towns and cities in Alabama became the anvil on which Civil Rights victories were hammered into place during the 1960s.
 

Today, 50 years later, these Alabama communities invite you to visit as they reflect on the personalities and events that reshaped the nation.​

  • Walk the routes that marchers traversed and visit the collection of museums and sites that comprise the Alabama Civil Rights Trail.  

  • Learn Rosa Parks’ story where she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955.

  • Visit the parsonage where a brave Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. prayed for guidance for leading a boycott to protest Montgomery's bus segregation.

  • See the cell where Dr. King wrote his “Letter From Birmingham Jail” in 1963 that argued that “justice delayed is justice denied.” Visit the church that racists Klan members bombed, killing four girls preparing for worship.

  • Cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where John Lewis and Hosea Williams bravely lead marchers on the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Stand and see where they were brutally attacked by Alabama State Troopers and sheriff posse members, who were determined to stop the march for Voting Rights.

During the tour, we will travel to locations that explain and reflect on the tragedies and triumphs of the non-violent movement that inspired minorities from South Africa to Poland and China to Egypt to confront their oppressors. See a wide range of attractions, churches, museums, national park sites where history awaits you.

 

Birmingham, Montgomery & Selma

  • Birmingham:

  • 16th Street Baptist Church 

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

  • Kelly Ingram Park 

  • Selma:

  • Brown A.M.E. Church

  • Selma Interpretive Center

  • The Edmund Pettus Bridge

  • Montgomery:

  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

  • Civil Rights Memorial Center

  • Rosa Park Library & Museum

 

Historical Documentaries and Docudramas are shown en route.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

This was a memorable day. The highlights of which included the visit to Birmingham, the wonderful Wanda in Montgomery and the chance to walk across the famous bridge in Selma. Roger was a terrific guide and companion. He has a vast knowledge of and enthusiasm for the history of the civil rights movement (and much more besides), but he also gave us ample opportunity to explore and absorb at our own pace.

-Sean S. || Ireland

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