Overview: CIVIL RIGHTS LANDMARKS TOUR
What’s Happening: Explore social justice and civil rights landmarks across Huntsville
When: Saturday, June 11, 2022
What Time: 10:00 a.m.
Tour Guide: Denise Swain 256-694-7970
Boeing Points of Contact:
Meet Up: Parking Lot of the 1000 building
Meet Up Street Address: The Boeing Company; 1000 Redstone Gateway; Huntsville, AL 35808
Intention: 3 to 4 Hours of Sightseeing and Group Discussion
Objective: study the footprint of social justice and civil rights in Huntsville, Alabama
Safety: Wear comfortable shoes. Its imperative you watch your step across uneven side walks, brick pavers, gravel and dark areas.
Distance: we are walking more than one and a half miles or approximately 2200 steps; its wise to wear comfortable cushiony shoes
Expectations: check the weather and the forecast for proper gear
Boxed Lunch: This is the typical boxed lunch from Chic Fil A
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Transportation Provider: Rocket City Shuttles
Types of places you will see:
- Stand in the shadow of the First Public School in the State of Alabama to Desegregate
- Stand on the grounds of the First Private School in Alabama to Integrate
- Discover the streets and city blocks where lunch-counter sit-ins occurred
- Walk the city spaces where street picketing took place
- Stand on the campus where students pursued integrated education
- Walk in the shadow of segregated libraries
- Discover the dynamic of segregated healthcare
- Drive through neighborhoods that used Redlining to sustain segregation
- Discover where Martin Luther King walked, stood, spoke and slept in Huntsville
- Understand the military impact of The Buffalo Soldiers in Huntsville
- Discover where an American Historic Icon lived and worked in Huntsville
- Learn the civil rights strategy, its leaders and its successes
The struggle for justice and the battle against hatred happened in Huntsville, Alabama. Now you can experience the landmarks in Huntsville that tell the story of our local Civil Rights Movement. Stand in the shadows of the First Public School in Alabama to Integrate; The first Private School in Alabama to Integrate; and Segregated Libraries.
Discover the original locations of Strategy and Organizing Meetings; Sit-ins and Street Marches; Healthcare Segregation; and Redline Neighborhoods designed to prevent integration.
Pay homage to sacred cemeteries for enslaved people; Discover the valiant military impact of Buffalo Soldiers; Celebrate the vision and the footprint of William Hooper Councill.
Expand your comprehension while visiting local sites that tell the story of American History within the Deep South.
Personal Paparazzi; We will photograph your experience and send a personal photo album. Your photo memories are free and included in the cost of the experience.
Our staff have been specially trained to capture the best photos of your experience!
Your album will be sent to you via email or text where you can view, download and share your photos on social media immediately after!