History Trip to Alabama, USA

Mark Gardner

History trip to Alabama - Martin Luther King Memorial

History Study Trip to Alabama

History trip to the USA

Study Trip Overview

We took 4 history educators on the trip of a lifetime to Alabama, to explore the Civil Rights Trail, visiting the three key cities of the Civil Rights Movement, Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery. With interactive and powerful museums, conversations with foot soldiers who marched with Martin Luther King Jr, and even a gospel service, this southern state offers so much to those studying Civil Rights.

But it isn’t just civil rights on offer here. Montgomery is the state capitol and is the place Jefferson himself started the American Civil War. As the head state of the former Confederacy, slavery was a part of life in the 1800’s, and the city has many emotive and educational sights on offer to learn about how both civil events changed the world today. 


Study Trip Highlights

Here is a selection of activities that can be done on a history trip to Alabama:

Our top picks ✅

  • Martin Luther King Historic Site
  • Centre for Civil and Human Rights✅
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute✅
  • Peace & Justice Memorial ✅
  • Legacy Museum 
  • Tour with a foot soldier ✅
  • Rosa Parks Museum✅
  • Edmund Pettus Bridge✅


Study Outcomes 

  • Social and cultural development✅
  • Divided society✅
  • Racial tension✅
  • The ‘Great Society’ ✅
  • Development of the Civil Rights Act 1957 ✅
  • Rosa Parks & Montgomery Bus Boycott ✅
  • Klu Klux Klan ✅
  • American Civil War ✅
  • Slavery in the 1800’s ✅
  • Desegregation of the South ✅

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Booking a History Trip to Alabama

We can help you plan an outstanding history trip to Alabama. Get in touch and start planning your school history trip today – all our trips are bespoke and you can tailor itineraries to your curriculum needs and budget.

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