The Civil Rights Trip


The 2019 trip

The eighteenth annual trip left at 4am on Monday, February 25th.

This will be the first year that the eighth grade will visit the Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened last April.

It will also be the first year that Gordon's new Head of School, Dr. Noni Thomas López, will be on the trip.

Chaperones will post to Gordon's Facebook and Twitter during the day, and daily journal entries will appear on this page each night (late!).

Day one, February 26th, 2019

Day two, February 27th, 2019

Day three, February 28th, 2019

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.