Alabama was home to some of the great turning points of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Here, the movement's national leadership took shape and people came together to advance the cause of justice. Join us for this engaging new program that both expands and deepens the historic narrative of this inspiring era and illustrates how the work in contemporary social justice continues today.

Starting at: $4,795 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery  National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Credit: EJI/ATD  16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham. Credit: Art Meripol, ATD  Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham. Credit: ATD  Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma. Credit: Art Meripol/ATD  Martin Luther King Jr. jail cell, Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham. Credit: Meg McKinney/ATD  Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma. Credit: ATD  Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Credit: Art Meriopol/ATD

Cradle of the Movement: Civil Rights in Alabama

6 days from $4,795

Alabama was home to some of the great turning points of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Here, the movement's national leadership took shape and people came together to advance the cause of justice. Join us for this engaging new program that both expands and deepens the historic narrative of this inspiring era and illustrates how the work in contemporary social justice continues today.

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

* Click on hotel name to visit hotel web-site.

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Birmingham, Tutwiler

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Number of nights: 2

Hampton Inn and Suites Montgomery Downtown

Montgomery, Alabama

Number of nights: 3

Activity Level

Activity Level 1: Easy

Expectations: Shorter tour featuring one state and two hotel stays. Light pace with walking on city streets. 

Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility and stamina.

Reading List
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
By: McWhorter, Diane
Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
By: Rieder, Jonathan
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
By: King, Gilbert
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
By: Lewis, John
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
By: Meacham, Jon
Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
By: Garrow, David J.
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change
By: Morris, Aldon D.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
By: Curtis, Christopher Paul
30x48 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (30x48 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.