Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement

Marching Down "Freedom's Road"

Marching Down "Freedom's Road":

Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement 2022

This seminar is geared for Educational and Community Leaders.


Experience the roots of the Black-led freedom movement, the "long civil rights movement," and contemporary activism. Learn with us the history, the successes and ongoing challenges for the movement. Our Seminar will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on through Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Alabama, culminating in Memphis, Tennessee. This seminar will focus on those who took up Rustin’s challenge and sought to agitate the right questions as they struggled for freedom and rights during the 20th century in the United States.  Starting with the rumblings of discontent that preceded World War Two, we will explore the deep roots of the Black-led freedom movement, the “long civil rights movement,” and contemporary activism.  This somewhat expanded timeline offers participants new ways of thinking about the nature and dimension of the movement and its leadership.  Instead of limiting our study to the classroom, this program promises to blend site visits and readings with workshops led by museum curators, opportunities to hear first-hand testimonials, and tours of key sites.

The educational narrative will emphasize four main concepts:

  • Freedom and Rights
  • Civil Unrest
  • Learning from our Past
  • Contemporary Activism
~PA ACT 48 Credit Hours and/or Documentation of Continuing Education Hours available per request.


Sunday, February 12: Arrival Atlanta

Theme: The House We Live In Setting the Scene

Josh White: Marching Down Freedom’s Road

Sunday, February 13: Atlanta/Montgomery

The Birthplace of a Peace Leader

Sites: Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social

Change, Morehouse and Spelman: Heart of the Student Movement, The Temple

Monday, February 14: Montgomery

The Home of Leaders and Martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement

Sites: Rosa Parks Museum, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery Sites Photo, Opportunities


Tuesday February 15th: Montgomery/SelmaGround Zero in the Fight for Voting Rights

Sites: Lowndes Interpretive Center, Selma Interpretive Center: Journeys for the Soul w/Joanne

Bland & Lynda Lowery

Wednesday February, 16: Montgomery/Birmingham

Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing

Sites: National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Legacy Museum, Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Thursday February 17: Memphis

Memphis and the Final Days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sites: Stax Records Museum of American Soul Music, Withers Collection Museum and Gallery Evening on Beale Street

Friday February 18: Memphis

Sites: National Civil Rights Museum, I am a Man Plaza - Clayborn Temple, Mason Temple

Photo Opportunity

Saturday, February 19 Departure




Costs: $2250 per person* (does not include flights, some meals, medical and travel insurance) *based on double occupancy


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