Civil Rights Mission Tentative Itinerary, April 28-30, 2019

Sunday, April 28

11:00 a.m.

Meet at Atlanta airport and depart
Introduction to the journey

Leo Frank Site
Hear the story of Leo Frank, a New York Jew who moved to Atlanta, was falsely convicted of murder and was lynched. This has impacted the identity of Jews in the South since it occurred in 1915

Lunch

Tour Auburn Ave and King Center Neighborhood and Tomb

National Human and Civil Rights Museum
See the brand-new museum that is devoted to understanding modern day Human Rights issues as well as understand the Civil Rights struggle.

Names Project/AIDS Quilt
See the AIDS Quilt and hear the story of the quilt and the politics of AIDS in AmericaUnderstand the fight for rights of the gay community in the 1980s.

Dinner and Evening Program with JCRC/Atlanta

Monday, April 29

Breakfast at hotel

Leave for Montgomery, AL

Rosa Park Museum
Stand where the Civil Rights movement began and learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott

 Lunch

 Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum & Lynching Memorial

Explore the evolution of racial oppression from slavery to mass incarceration and reflect on an often-overlooked tragedy at the first national memorial for victims of lynching

Leave for Selma

Tour Selma & The Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Meet with someone who was beaten on the march. Hear her story. Learn about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his involvement in the struggle

Dinner and depart for Birmingham

Tuesday, April 30

Breakfast at hotel

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast – Participant meeting/Reflections/Delegates Assembly Business

Depart Hotel

Walking tour of Freedom Park & 16th Street Baptist Church
Walking tour with a Reverend who was a Civil Rights worker in Birmingham in the 50s & 60s and was arrested and had the dogs & hoses turned on him. See the historic church where 4 girls died in a bombing.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Explore museum about the Civil Rights movement.

1:00 p.m. — Drop at airport (for those leaving from Alabama)

4:30 p.m. — Arrive Atlanta Airport (for those leaving from Atlanta)