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BK Trip to Montgomery, Alabama: Facing the History of Racial Injustice in the US November 7 - 10, 2019

Join us to learn about historical and contemporary racial injustice in the U.S. through a visit to the Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and pre/post trip educational events. 

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration
Located on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system to investigate America's history of racial injustice and its legacy.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings. The national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy

Read Yael Silverberg-Urian's D'var Torah

Tentative Itinerary

November 7 - Arrival; group dinner and discussion
November 8 - Tour of Montgomery with More Than Tours, a locally run "social enterprise...founded out of necessity to expose students and mature travelers to Alabama’s rich history"; group dinner
November 9 - Visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice; discussion; group dinner
November 10 - Group breakfast, departure...or stay an extra day to visit additional sites

Pre and post trip events will help us to prepare and to share what we have learned.

Flight/hotel arrangement will be made individually by participants; suggestions will be provided.

Group meals are optional but encouraged, will be arranged based on interest, will take place at local restaurants.


Please visit our trip website to access educational and logistical materials and to participate in an ongoing online discussion on the issues and ideas at the heart of this exploration.


Even if you are unable to make the trip, join us by participating in our educational activities and access our educational materials through the Classroom we have set up.


Please click here to register. 




Fri, September 20 2019 20 Elul 5779