REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 20
COST - $450
This includes, all museum tickets, meals, t-shirts, and the bus.
You only need extra money for one fast food stop and any souvenirs you want.
The civil rights trip that I went on in 6th Grade was honestly the most inspirational trip or event I’ve ever been involved in. From seeing the Selma Bridge March to a mock sit-in left me with a further passion to seek justice. The trip left me wondering what I could do to help prevent injustices today. I can confidently say that that trip was what made me realize my passion and calling towards civil rights. I wrote about the trip for my college application and scholarship essay. I will be majoring in political science this fall with the hopes to go to law school and become a civil rights lawyer. To put it simply, that trip is one of the main reasons I am who I am today.
Why do I think other people should go? Because they need too! Everyone needs an opportunity to better understand our nations history so that they have more respect and knowledge on the subject of equal rights and racism. It is still an issue today, and a trip like this will help bring awareness to the topic. This trip is a must for everyone, but especially people who want to learn more about how they can help better the world around them!
Sunday, March 6
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Medgar Evers Home Monument
- Greyhound Bus Station
- Overnight: Jackson, MS
Monday March 7
- Tour the Old Courthouse Museum from To Kill A Mockingbird and see the house (Monroeville)
- Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma)
- National Voting Rights Museum & Institute (Selma)
- Overnight in Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, March 8
- 16th St. Baptist Church Tour (Birmingham)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Park (Atlanta)
- See MLK’s birth home, church, and grave site
- Georgia Aquarium
- Court of Appeals- Brown v Board of Education
- Overnight in Montgomery, AL
Wednesday, March 9
- Civil Rights Memorial Center
- Dexter Parsonage Museum & Baptist Church (MLK preached and lived here)
- Legacy Museum- From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration
- National Memorial for Peace & Justice Included
- Overnight in Memphis, TN
Thursday, March 10
- National Civil Rights Museum- The Lorraine Motel (Memphis)
- Little Rock Rental High School (Little Rock)
- Little Rock 9 Memorial & State Capitol (Little Rock)
Arrive at CRUMC late Thursday night
Q: Where are we staying?
A: All overnights will be in churches.
Q: How are we traveling?
A: By charter bus!
Q: How do we eat?
A: Most of our meals will be at local restaurants. We have a couple of fast food stops (the very first fast food stop, is the only one that you need cash for). There are also a couple days that we make sandwiches to eat in city parks.
Q: But how will we stay entertained on the bus?
A: With our frequent stops, we are usually not on the bus for any more than 3 1/2 hours, which means…we will be watching lots of movies discussing topics related to civil rights. (Featuring: To Kill A Mockingbird, Just Mercy, The Help, Selma, Hairspray, and many others!)
Q: What else do we do?
A: Everyday we will have devotionals relating the things that we hear and see in conversation and in museums, back to scripture.
Q: Why should I go?
A: We believe that by going on this trip, you are given the opportunity to learn about civil rights throughout history and how there are still issues today. We believe that you will come back from this trip feeling more educated and know how to respond as people of God. This is not a trip you want to miss!