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Program of Study and Workshops

Dates are scheduled June 25-30, 2023 OR July 9-14, 2023.

The workshops will be offered over a 7-day period (one week). Both sessions are designed to give teachers a deeper understanding of a geographically and chronologically expansive definition of the American civil rights movement through explorations of place and landscape, access to primary source materials, and workshops for strategies on place-based learning about race and inequality. 

Sunday June 25, July 9

Welcome Session

Opening talk with Dr. Bertis English, Alabama State University, on "The Roots of the Black Belt Freedom Struggle"

Monday - June 26, July 10

Tour of Marion, Alabama

Bus tour to Marion, Alabama. Sites include Zion Methodist, Old Perry County Jail, Mack's Diner, Lincoln School, Jimmie Lee Jackson gravesite. Lunch and afternoon conversation with local leaders and preservationists at Zion Methodist. 

Tuesday - June 27, July 11

The Selma Conflict Site

Tour of Brown Chapel AME Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, and other Bloody Sunday sites of conflict

Wednesday - June 28, July 12 

Walking Tour of Selma, Alabama

Walking tour and landscape ethnography of Selma. Sites include Hudson HS, Clarke Elementary, George Washington Carver Housing, African American History Museum, Concordia College, Selma University, Selma Brick Factory, Edistone Hotel, Water Street locations

Thursday - June 29, July 13

Tour from Selma to Montgomery

Bus tour from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama to follow original marchers walk. Visit campsites and Viola Liuzzo Memorial

Friday - June 30, July 14

Tour of Montgomery, Alabama

Tour of Capital, Equal Justice Initiative, Saint Jude, and other sites in Montgomery, Alabama

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