Alumni reflect on the lessons of the Gordon experience
Eighth grade Civil Rights trip
Gordon’s Civil Rights Trip is the culmination of a social justice curriculum that begins in Gordon’s youngest grades, and it’s an experience that has shaped the lives of hundreds of Gordon graduates since 2002.
Over three days, they visit historic sites in Georgia and Alabama, and meet with people who are making change in the present day.
The itinerary has been different every year. It has always included the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, an extended tour of Selma, and a visit to at least one historically Black college or university.
2021: Day One
Notes on day one
• A brief drive through Atlanta
• Montgomery’s Rosa Parks Museum
• The Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center
• A walking tour of Montgomery's capitol district
• Dinner at Potz n Pans
2021: Day Two
notes on day two
• The Equal Justice Initiative
• The Legacy Museum
• The National Memorial to Peace and Justice
• An afternoon in Selma with Joanne Bland
2021: Day Three
notes on day three
• The King Memorial in Atlanta
• Some questions as students look ahead