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 Insight Trip on the Civil Rights Movement

Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, Jackson

October 26 – November 2, 2019

Sponsored by the Racial Equity Council of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Journey to Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, AL and Jackson, MS to learn the history of the Civil Rights Movement.  Bond with other participants and with ancestors of faith as we hear powerful stories of the freedom struggle for African-Americans and become inspired by resilient heroes.  We will worship at 16th Baptist Church in Birmingham where a bomb killed four girls. We will also visit numerous museums and walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.  The group will share in daily reflection and prayer. Room accommodations will be in centrally located hotels and rides between cities will be by bus.  Participants must arrange their own travel to arrive in Birmingham on October 26 and depart from Jackson, Mississippi on November 2.

 

Places we will visit include:

Birmingham, AL: Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park

Montgomery, AL: National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Legacy Museum, Rosa Parks Museum, Civil Rights Memorial, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and Parsonage; Freedom Rides Museum

Selma: National Voting Rights Museum and the Slavery and Civil War Museum

Jackson, MS: Mississippi Civil Rights and History Museums, Medgar Evers Home Museum, State Capitol

 

Nature of Trip

Educational, addressing racism and oppression, building interracial relationships

Age Range

18 years and older

 

Co-Leaders

Robert Crouch, Director of Volunteer Ministry, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Derrick Dawson, Co-Program Coordinator for Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (CROAR)

 

Estimated Cost

$1,375 for double (hotel room); $1,975 for single; plus airfare

Applications due

May 1, 2019 with $800 deposit

 

Apply by filling out an online form at www.bit.ly/crtrip2019

For more information, contact Vicky Curtiss, vcurtiss@fourthchurch.org or 312-981-3598.

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