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Civil Rights Road Trips for All! Check out this link to the blog from Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center’s educational project, on the 50th anniversary of the Children’s March and the powerful experience of civil rights road trips. Can … Continue reading

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Four Little Girls Remembered A week after the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line, we remember the victims of a domestic terrorist bombing of 50 years ago: Addie Mae Collins, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and … Continue reading

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Bombingham, U.S.A., Part One

Our tour of Birmingham, Alabama begins in Kelly Ingram Park, which sits across the street from the famous 16th Street Baptist Church, where the four little girls were killed in a bombing. Birmingham native Barry McNealy, who directs the Legacy Youth … Continue reading

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“This is not just black history. It’s American history.”

By the time she was 11, Selma resident Joanne Bland had been arrested 13 times for resisting segregation. Bland grew up in a housing project right next to Brown Chapel A.M.E., the launching point for Bloody Sunday, when police unleashed … Continue reading

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Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Set on Freedom

  This is the historic Greyhound Bus station in Montgomery, Alabama. On May 20, 1961, an integrated group of college students from Nashville came here to challenge racial segregation in interstate transportation. Theirs was not an innocent prank by a … Continue reading

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In the Night Kitchen with Dr. King

Shirley Cherry is a force of nature to be reckoned with. A petite, brilliant, African American woman, Cherry talks a mile a minute as she gives us a tour of the Dexter Avenue Parsonage, the church-owned home where Dr. King … Continue reading

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Race Traitors: Reverend Robert Graetz and Jeannie Graetz

Icons of the civil rights movement. Reverend Graetz was a Lutheran minister assigned to an all black church in Montgomery, Alabama in June, 1955. He promised the denominational leaders he “wouldn’t start trouble.” But he certainly joined it. Hearing rumors … Continue reading

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The Power of No

Much of the modern mythology about Rosa Parks is that she was a quiet lady, a tired seamstress who, after a long day’s work, just didn’t have the energy to get up out of her seat on the bus and … Continue reading

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Itinerary for 2013 Civil Rights Education Freedom Tour

Monday, March 25, 2013 … The Journey begins…  5:45 AM Loading, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland  6:30 AM Bus Depart Rockville, Maryland 1:45 PM International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401  3:00 PM Bus … Continue reading

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