Education with impactNursery through eighth grade
Gordon School

The Civil Rights Trip

The eighth grade journey to Georgia and Alabama

Since 2002, the eighth grade has traveled to Georgia and Alabama to conclude their study of the Civil Rights Movement. They visit historical sites, but it is the people they meet that have the biggest impact; students spend time with veterans of the 1950s and 1960s efforts, and meet community activists working for change in the present day.
The cost of the trip is subsidized by the Bready-Lapides Eighth Grade Educational Trip Fund and the Class of 2003 Museum Admissions Fund. This photo essay from 2013 looked back at the first twelve years of this trip, and the impact of these endowed funds.

Day one of the 2018 trip

East Providence to Atlanta

moments from day one including...

Morehouse College

A visit with Dr. Doris Derby

Day two of the 2018 trip

Montgomery to Selma

the Equal Justice Initiative
Selma and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Day three of the 2018 trip


Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Southern Poverty Law Center
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