Civil Rights Journey

September 15-18, 2024

The Civil Rights Journey is run through Etgar 36 based in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants should expect to spend approximately $1700-$1800 cumulatively (flights, meals, bus driver tip, and programming) for the trip in a double-occupancy room. A $300 supplemental cost for single occupancy is available.

The focus of this trip is to learn about the experiences of Black Americans during the Civil Rights Era, punctuated by the history of Jewish American involvement in the struggle for racial justice during that time. Participants will hear from speakers who lived through these times, tour sites, museums, and memorials integral to the Civil Rights Movement.

Below you will find general information and a (tentative) itinerary for the full trip:  

Deadlines:  June 20 for registration and July 15 for payment  

Dates of the trip: September 15-18, 2024 

(Tentative) Itinerary: 



  • 4PM Arrival to Atlanta 
  • 7:30PM Welcome Dinner 

Hotel: TBD



  • 11 AM Meet in Atlanta
    Go to downtown Atlanta; Tour Auburn Ave and King Center Neighborhood and Tomb. Explore the area that Dr. King was born, grew up, and is buried in. See Old Ebenezer Church where 3 generations of King family preached. Pay our respects at Dr Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King’s tomb.
  • 12:30 PM Lunch  
  • 1:30 PM Depart for Birmingham  
  • 4 PM Context talk by Etgar 36.
    Introduction of Birmingham and it’s crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • 4:30 PM Walking tour of Freedom Park & 16th Street Baptist Church (CST)
    Get a walking tour by 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.

Evening: Dinner planned by group with debrief

Hotel: Hilton UAB – Birmingham, AL



Continental Breakfast at hotel

  • 7:30 AM Bus will be open for participants to put bags on the bus  
  • 8 AM Depart for Selma  
  • 9:45 AM Tour of Selma & Walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge
    Meet with someone who was took part in the Bloody Sunday march at 11 years old. Hear their story. Learn about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his involvement in the struggle. End by walking in their footsteps across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
  • 11:45 AM Depart for Montgomery  
  • 1 PM Lunch at Martha’s Place  
  • 3 PM Contextualization
    talk about events leading to Rosa Parks arrest and bus boycott
  • 3:30 PM Rosa Parks Museum (CST)
    Stand where the Civil Rights movement began and learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • 5 PM Mothers of Gynecology Monument Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial

Evening: Evening Dinner planned by group with debrief

Hotel: Embassy Suites, Montgomery, AL



Continental Breakfast at hotel

  • 7:45 AM Bus will be open for participants to put bags on the bus  
  • 8:15 AM Depart for downtown
  • 9 AM Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace & Justice
    Reflect on an often -overlooked tragedy at the first national memorial for victims of lynching
  • 10 AM Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum
    Explore the evolution of racial oppression from slavery to mass incarceration.
  • 12:30 PM Lunch and wrap up  
  • 1:30 PM Depart for Atlanta airport  
  • 5 PM Arrive Atlanta airport (EST)  
  • 7 PM Flight 

Hope to see you on this impactful journey! 

For more information, contact Megan Brantley at