Montgomery, AL – Student Field Study

Montgomery Field Study 

Women Drive Change:
Civil Rights Field Study

During your customized program, explore the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement by exploring significant events in one city, including Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Freedom Rides.  While the history of the Civil Rights movement focuses on the male leaders, over fifty percent of the activists were women and young people. Hear the story from the children, relatives and subject matter experts of the phenomenal women who led, fed and fueled the Montgomery bus boycott and took in the Freedom Riders. Participants will trace the footsteps of these historical giants through tours and visits to heritage sites. Additionally, participants will come away with the ability to interpret social change from a more critical perspective and see themselves as part of it.

Visits to the Equity and Justice Institute’s Legacy Museum and Memorial aid in understanding of how racial and social justice battles from the past connect to contemporary issues of inequality experienced by many groups today.

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Field Study Features

Place-Based Cultural Immersion

Field studies include customized excursions to historic or cultural sites, tours led by community members, meetings with community partners, hands-on engagement activities, and catered meals featuring local cuisine.

Social Justice Activities & Critical Reflection

Social justice and critical reflection activities are incorporated throughout the program. These activities are designed to challenge students to make discoveries about themselves and explore their interconnectedness to the world around them.

Customized Service-Learning

Service-learning projects with community partnerships can be incorporated. These projects are designed to deepen student understanding of social justice through reciprocal community partnerships.

Pre-Departure Resources

Teachers receive access to an e-portal with short readings, videos, and reflective assignments to prepare teachers and students before and after travel.

Ongoing support from Nobis Project staff throughout the program design as well as post program.