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From History to Today

For the first time since 2019, the 8th grade traveled to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama, for a four-day immersion in the Civil Rights Movement in the American South. On the first day, students and teachers visited the 16th St. Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and Bethel Baptist Church, before meeting with Civil Rights speakers Dr. Martha Bouyer and Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, who survived the 1963 bombing.
The next day, students walked to and over Edmund Pettus Bridge (the site of Bloody Sunday in 1965 and a key point on the Selma to Montgomery Marches), then visited the National Voting Rights Museum and Montgomery Interpretive Center at Alabama State. The third day included the Rosa Parks Museum and Library, Civil Rights Memorial at Southern Poverty Law Center, the Alabama State Capitol, and Freedom Rides Museum.

Before returning to DC, the group delved into The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration at Equal Justice Initiative. Sasha F. '27 voiced a refrain heard from many students, that it was "the best museum I've ever been to."
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