Middlebury Students, Faculty, and Staff go to Montgomery, AL

Arm in arm, Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King (in light-coloured suit), leading the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, March 1965.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King lead the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, March 1965.

Stay updated on the experiences of students, faculty, and staff through this blog as they participate in an Alternative Spring Break trip to Montgomery, Alabama, March 21-29, 2015.

The trip will mark the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery which played an important role in confronting the injustices facing African Americans, especially in the South. It occurred between the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  20 Middlebury College students participated in that march, and this trip honors their activism.

The trip will include:

  • Hands-on community service work with Habitat for Humanity;
  • Visits to local historic sites, civil rights organizations and religious institutions, all of which played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement;
  • Conversations with guest speakers and among ourselves to deepen our understanding of this important time in American Civil Rights history;
  • Exploring today’s civil rights challenges and planning our own activist responses to them.

Please contact Ira Schiffer (ischiffe@middlebury.edu) with questions.

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