Connecting students to Civil Rights history through experiential tours to Alabama's historic sites.
The Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the education and transformational experience of engaging with Civil Rights history through group tours that not only visit historic sites, but engage first-hand with the actual footsoldiers and activists who lived the events.
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s reshaped the history of the United States and the world– leaving a legacy that is both vibrant and inspiring, but also fragile. In Alabama, the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma were home to some of the great turning points of the multi-year effort. It was in these places that the Movement’s national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause of justice against remarkable odds and violent resistance.
Go beyond the headlines to take a deep dive into history, learning directly from the actual activists and foot soldiers of the struggle whose vivid and compelling stories bring a history of unforgettable tragedy, triumphs and continuing struggles to life.