Virtual Civil Rights Alabama Experience

Alabama was a center of the Civil Rights Movement, and we take your students on a journey throughout the state and teach them about some of its defining events.

We head to Selma and learn about some of the events leading up to Bloody Sunday. We discuss the Children’s Crusade and hear what some of the participants have to say about their involvement. We visit Tuskegee University and also hear about the Airmen and Syphilis Study. In Birmingham,  we discuss the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing and take a walk around Kelly Ingraham Park. We explore the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as The Lynching Museum. Of course, no tour of Alabama Civil Rights would be complete without discussing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his beginnings, and how he became the leader of the movement.

Sites visited:

  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
  • The Parsonage (MLK Home)
  • National Memorial for Peace and Justice
  • Selma
  • Tuskegee
  • 16th Avenue Baptist Church
  • Kelly Ingram Park

Topics Discussed:

  • Montgomery Boycott
  • Lynching as a tool of terrorism
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Tuskegee Airmen and Syphilis Study
  • Children’s Crusade
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Civil Rights Today

Join us as we delve into some of the major events of the Civil Rights Movement and tie them to the movement still happening today – the work continues.