Washington, Atlanta & Montgomery: Social Justice

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Length

10 days

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Dates

TBD

Program includes

  • 9 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
  • Entrance to All Venues Listed
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • All Tips & Gratuities

Program highlights

  • Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The King Center
  • Morehouse University Visit
  • National Centre for Civil and Human Rights
  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church and the Parsonage Museum
  • Civil Rights Memorial
  • Alabama State Capitol Building
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • The National Memorial For Peace and Justice

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Washington DC
  • Arrival in Washington, DC – Airport Transfer
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for a dinner with options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Washington

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Historical Walking Tour of Washington – Korean Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, WWII Memorial, Constitution Gardens and The Washington Monument.
  • Lunch Break
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum – The museum’s permanent exhibit, titled “The Holocaust,” is divided into three parts—“Nazi Assault,” “Final Solution,” and “Last Chapter.” Upon entrance, visitors are issued an identity card with the name of a real person who was persecuted by Nazis or their collaborators. The group is then guided on a path through the three-level exhibit, which contains photographs, artifacts, and audio and video footage, as well as large-scale installations, including a Polish railcar that was used to transport Jews to concentration camps and that visitors are allowed to board.

Day 3 – Washington

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museum of African American History & Culture – The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped us shape this nation.
  • Lunch Break
  • Supreme Court Building – The United States Supreme Court Building was the site of the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which combined five lawsuits fighting for public school desegregation. Chief Justice Earl Warren and the Warren Court unanimously overturned the “separate but equal” principle established in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). This decision made it illegal to segregate public educational facilities and was the impetus for countless school integrations across the country.

Day 4 – Charlotte NC

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bus Transfer to Charlotte (approx. 6 hours)
  • Arrive in Charlotte – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
    Historical Walking Tour of Charlotte – Explore the fascinating history of Charlotte, NC, by foot during this two-hour walking tour! Our expert local  guide will tell  you stories about Charlotte as you peek inside the city’s oldest church, step inside the tallest building, and get the insider’s scoop on where to eat. 
  • Overnight in Charlotte

Day 5 – Atlanta GA

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bus Transfer to Atlanta (approx. 4 hours)
  • Arrive in Atlanta – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Atlanta Historic District Walking Tour – Tour of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr., with an in-depth look at the people and locations that inspired him. Ebenezer Baptist Church and Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The King Center – Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.

Day 6 – Atlanta GA

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Morehouse University Visit – Meeting with Stacey Abrams – Morehouse College is a private historically black men’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Visit to be arranged by Tuck School of Business.
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time

Day 7 – Montgomery AL

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Centre for Civil and Human Rights – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement.
  • Lunch Break
  • Bus Transfer to Montgomery (approx. 3 hours)
  • Arrive in Montgomery – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Overnight in Montgomery

Day 8 – Montgomery AL

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Montgomery Civil Rights Walking Tour – Explore Montgomery’s History walking from different historical sties and engage in profound moments from Slavery, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. This tour highlights pioneers and unsung heroes who contributed to a new era. Visit Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church and the Parsonage Museum, Civil Rights Memorial, Alabama State Capitol Building and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Rosa Parks Museum – Located in downtown Montgomery at the site where Mrs. Parks was arrested, it is the nation’s only museum dedicated to Rosa Parks. The museum’s collection contains a number of historically significant artifacts including the original fingerprint arrest record of Mrs. Parks, a 1950s-era Montgomery city bus, original works of art including statuary and quilts, court documents and police reports, as well as a restored 1955 station wagon (known as a “rolling church”) used to transport protesters.

Day 9 – Montgomery AL

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Freedom Rides Museum – Freedom Riders, black and white, male and female, none of them older than 22, stepped off a bus at the Montgomery Greyhound Station on May 20, 1961.
  • The National Memorial For Peace and Justice – On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy.
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Montgomery, AL for Home

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