Civil Rights Journeys


The memorial corridor at the national memorial for peace and justice

Journey to Montgomery, Alabama: Reflections of Race, Injustice, and Reconciliation Through the Lens of Montgomery's Story

Friday, October 11-Saturday, October 12, 2019

Join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement on an overnight visit to Montgomery, Alabama. This trip is about unpacking our stories, seeing how they connect, and discovering our own voices of moral leadership knowing what it is we are seeing and not seeing. During this trip, we will spend time at the Equal Justice Initiative Museum as well as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. We will use photography as a medium to explore the city and reflect on what it means to see the history and current realities of race in America that we do not see anymore--what has been visually erased but is still real and needing works of justice. All undergraduate students are welcome to register (space is limited).

All expenses (food, lodging, transportation, museum tickets, etc.) will be covered (except for the cost of one dinner meal).

Draft schedule includes (subject to change):

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • 12:00pm – Depart Emory
  • 3:00pm – Arrive in Montgomery, Alabama and hotel check in.
  • 4:00pm – EJI Museum visit
  • 6:30pm – Dinner Together and Discussion

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:00am – Explore Montgomery, Alabama (Cameras and Journals)
    • Includes time for lunch
  • 1:30 – National Memorial for Peace and Justice
  • 2:30/3:00pm - Closing Reflections
  • 4:00pm - Depart for Emory
  • 7:00pm - Return to Emory University

With any questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.

Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement.