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HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS ITINERARIES:

ALABAMA TO GEORGIA

  • Visit sites - EJI Legacy Museum and Memorial, Rosa Parks Museum, Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site, MLK Center and the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta.

  • Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge and tour Tuskegee University with an enrolled student.

  • Attend services at the 16th Street Baptist Church.

  • Hear stories from the heroes of the movement including Freedom Riders and protestors from Bloody Sunday. 

  • Engage in meaningful service in Birmingham and Atlanta.

  • Explore church and synagogue involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

MEMPHIS

  • Experience the Lorraine Motel/National Civil Rights Museum - tour the museum with teen guides from Bridges, a teen leadership and social justice group.

  • Meet with local leaders and activists including journalists, filmmakers and members of AFSCME Local 1733 who worked with Martin Luther King during the sanitation strike.

  • Tour Stax Records and the Rock and Soul Museum.

  • Visit Graceland to explore stories and the history of Elvis (his connection to the Black and Jewish community and his impact on American culture).

  • Participate in a hands-on service project and programming with teen leaders from Bridges, and with Ummah, a local Muslim youth group.

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE to DC

  • Take a walking tour of the Jewish history of Charlottesville, and Confederate Monuments.

  • Travel to Moton High School, the 1951 site of the first student-led protest that helped build the case for Brown vs. Board of Education. Meet two of the original students!

  • Participate in the Heming’s Family Tour of Monticello, the historical home of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Visit the University of Virginia and meet the Dean of Students and hear the events of the Unite the Right Rally that unfolded on campus.

  • Tour Glen Echo Park and meet Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ilana Trachtman and three original protestors from the segregated park from the 1960 “Summer of Protest" spearheaded by an interracial group led by black students from Howard University and Jewish neighbors.

  • Take an on/off bus tour of DC in Black to historical neighborhoods.

 

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Learn about the Jewish, American Revolutionary and Civil War histories of Charleston.

  • Take a walking tour with a local historian.

  • Visit a local plantation.

  • Attend a service at the historical Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – meet with a Church leader to learn the history.

  • Participate in an environmental service project for Reef Construction with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource. This project is opposite of Fort Sumter- where the first shots were fired that started the Civil War.

  • Work with Habitat for Humanity, Charleston, to get an overview of their work and participate in a hands-on house building project.

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