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Adult Learning Travel: Civil Rights Journey through the American South


Civil Rights Journey through the American South

Join us for Hebrew College Adult Learning next travel-learning experience: A Civil Rights Journey through the American South November 10-12, 2024. The trip will be led by Hebrew College and Etgar 36 Learn more in the slideshow below.

Trip Itinerary

8:15 AM
Meet in front of Ebenezer Baptist
Introduction to the journey and tour Historic Auburn Ave. & tomb Church

9 AM 
Church Services at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

10:15 AM
Tour Auburn Ave and King Center Neighborhood and Tomb
Explore the area that Dr. King was born, grew up, and is buried in. See Old Ebenezer Church where 3 generations of King family preached. End our journey by paying our respects at Dr Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King’s tomb.

11 AM
Lunch at Ponce City Market

Depart for Montgomery

1:45 PM
Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace & Justice
Reflect on an often -overlooked tragedy at the first national memorial for victims of lynching

3 PM
Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum
Explore the evolution of racial oppression from slavery to mass incarceration

5 PM
Southern Poverty Law Center Memorial

Evening Dinner
Fairfield Inn, Montgomery, AL

Continental Breakfast at hotel

7:30 AM
Bus will be open for participants to put bags on the bus

8 AM
Leave for downtown

8:15 AM
Contextualization talk of events leading to Rosa Parks arrest and bus boycott

9 AM (CST)
Rosa Parks Museum
Stand where the Civil Rights movement began and learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott

11 AM
Lunch at Martha’s Place

12:45 PM
Depart for Selma

2 PM
Tour of Selma & Walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Meet with someone who was took part in the Bloody Sunday march at 11 years old. Hear their story. Learn about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his involvement in the struggle. End by walking in their footsteps across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

4 PM
Depart for Birmingham

5 PM
Evening Dinner
Dinner on own in downtown Birmingham.
Bus will leave downtown to go to hotel at designated time
Hotel: Fairfield Inn Colonnade, Birmingham, AL

Continental Breakfast at hotel

7:45 AM
Bus will be open for participants to put bags on the bus

8:15 AM
Depart for downtown Birmingham

8:45 AM
Context talk by Etgar 36. Introduction of Birmingham and it’s crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.

9 AM
Walking tour of Freedom Park & 16th Street Baptist Church
Get a walking tour by a Reverend who was a Civil Rights worker in Birmingham in the 50s & 60s and was arrested and had the dogs & hoses turned on him. See the historic church where 4 girls died in a bombing.

10:30 AM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Explore museum about the Civil Rights movement

11:45 AM
Depart for Lunch at Pizitz Food Hall

12:30 PM
Depart for Atlanta Airport

7 PM
Earliest flights out of Atlanta

Prepare for your trip with this summer course

Begin your journey with our summer adult learning course “How did we get here? Civil rights, social justice, and race in American Jewish History” in August and then travel with HC Adult Learning in November.

Join pre-eminent historian, Professor Marc Dollinger for a deep dive into the important and timely topic of Jews, race, and racism in America. Begin by looking at the question of Jews and ‘whiteness,” a sometimes-controversial topic. The class will then examine anew Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement during the 1950s and early 1960s. Get ready for historical surprises as you investigate Professor Dollinger’s upcoming new edition of his book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s, on the contributions of the Black Power movement to Jewish ethnic and religious identity in the late 1960s and beyond. Finally, through the examination of historical documents, trace how racism in America intersected with Jewish life. This course is for everyone interested in learning more about this misunderstood topic.

More information

Please email Kim Bodemer or Robin Kahn for more information about the trip or course.