Join us on a journey through history
Throughout the Putting Racism on the Table series, we have underscored the importance of understanding the history of race in America. WRAG members are invited to explore history first-hand on a learning journey through the South. This is an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the movement for civil rights and racial justice in America.
Learning Journey Guide: Roscoe Jones, Sr.
As a 17-year-old student in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, Mr. Jones attended the Freedom School in Meridian, MS, where he was a student leader. He served as the President of the Youth Chapter of the NAACP, served as the Co-Chair of the state-wide Freedom Summer Youth Convention, and participated in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. During Freedom Summer, Mr. Jones worked closely on voter registration efforts with slain activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman. A year later, Mr. Jones was in Selma, Alabama for Bloody Sunday. Mr. Jones will be with us throughout the trip.
Key Historic Sites
We'll visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Equal Justice Initiative National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Medgar Evers' Family Home, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and much, much more. Click here to learn more about where we'll be stopping throughout our journey.
Throughout our journey, we'll hear from individuals who were leaders on the ground in the 1960s and those who are pushing for change today. Click here to learn more about who we'll meet on our journey.
We'll be joined by Inca A. Mohamed, an internationally recognized facilitator and trainer on racial equity, to lead meaning making dialogues and debriefs throughout the trip.
Cost: $3,500/per person
Included: All site fees; single-occupancy hotel room each night; all meals (except Tuesday night dinner); transportation to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport; guided tour by Roscoe Jones, Sr.
Not included: Airfare to Memphis & from Birmingham; transportation from Memphis International Airport; Tuesday night dinner
Eligibility: This trip is open to all WRAG and LGW members; however, space is limited!
Registration & Payment Deadline: June 15. Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org to register. By July 1, WRAG will confirm whether we have sufficient registrants for the trip. We recommend purchasing flights after that date. No refunds will be issued after July 1, 2018.
Questions? Contact Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org