Civil Rights Leadership Tour brings generations together

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Learn from those who were there during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s on the Next Gen Civil Rights Leadership Tour offered by The Temple and the Gordon JCC in March.

The tour is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

The four-city tour includes a chance to talk with someone who was beaten on the 1965 Selma-Montgomery, Ala., marches. There’s also a walking tour in Birmingham, Ala., led by a clergyman who was a Civil Rights worker in that city. Participants will see the 16th Street Baptist Church where four girls were killed when the church was bombed.

Participants also will learn about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s role in the Civil Rights struggle. They’ll visit the King Center in Atlanta, Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery and the Civil Rights Institute and Freedom Park in Birmingham. The group will see the AIDS Quilt in Atlanta and learn about the struggle for rights of the gay community in the 1980s.

The tour is set for March 15-18, with stops in Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham. Cost is $650 per person and space is limited. To register contact The Temple, (615) 352-7620. •