My daughter leaves at 4am on her Junior class trip. I really love the school she attends (International School of the Americas). They have an amazing program, and they really teach students important life lessons – why people are important, how we are alike, what it took through trials, tribulation, and troubles for us to come this far. They are educating students to stop the cycle of ignorance.
The Civil Rights Tour is one wonderful example of that goal – my son went on the tour two years ago and it changed him. I expect it to have the same affect on my daughter.
I wish more of our public education system tried this hard to really educate kids.
Itinerary : Monday Feb. 11 (arrive around 10 p.m.) and Tuesday Feb. 12 (check out Wednesday a.m.) Birmingham, AL
Tuesday sites: 16th Street Baptist Church, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Kelly Ingram Park, Civil Rights Institute.
Wednesday sites: NASA Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, AL); drive to Montgomery, speakers at Alabama State University in evening. Wednesday Feb. 13 (check in Wed. evening, check out Thurs. morning) Montgomery, AL
Thursday sites: Voting Rights Interpretive Center, Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma, AL), Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Alabama State Capitol, Civil Rights Memorial Center