Civil Rights History

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
April 16, 1963

Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the most segregated places in the United States during the 1960s. Nonviolent protesters suffered brutality and mistreatment in the struggle for equality and ultimately changed the course of history. You are encouraged to visit the following sites included in the Historic Birmingham Civil Rights District.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

16 th Street Baptist Church (Tours must be scheduled online in advance)

Kelly Ingram Park

The University of Montevallo familiarity visit will include a stop in Selma, AL, where attendees can explore the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, Slavery and Civil War Museum, and Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The Tuskegee University & Alabama State University familiarity vists will include a stop at the The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration or The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.