One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Walk Where History Was Made

Broaden your perspective on race relations in America and the role of the church. You'll experience a glimpse into the Civil Rights movement and visit museums, churches, and historic sites in Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, and Memphis.

A collaboration between the Department of History and Government and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, the tour allows students, faculty, and staff alike to deepen their understanding of the Civil Rights movement.

What Will I Gain From the Tour?

More than just visiting historic sites, the Civil Rights Tour will challenge you to wrestle through relevant issues from a biblical perspective. Throughout the tour, you'll:

  • Gain a better understanding of the relevant theological and historical issues of the Civil Rights movement
  • Learn to think theologically about your experiences on the trip
  • Engage in dialogue and participate in lectures with the tour faculty
  • Enjoy some superb food!

What Sites Will We Visit?

Atlanta, Georgia – The Civil Rights Tour begins here, in the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the location of his church, Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Montgomery, Alabama – From Atlanta, we'll travel to Montgomery, where Rosa Parks made her heroic stand in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on the city bus.

Selma, Alabama – The next stop on the tour is to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of "Bloody Sunday," where marches took place to secure African-Americans the right to vote.

Birmingham, Alabama – Next, you'll visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Across from the museum are the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four little girls were tragically killed in a church bombing, and Kelly Ingram Park, where protestors were taken to jail for standing up for their constitutional rights.

Memphis, Tennessee – Our journey wraps up in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. King was assassinated.

How Do I Get Involved?

  • Undergraduate students can participate in the Civil Rights Tour for course credit! Through the Department of History and Government, it's offered as a 3-credit-hour course each fall semester. There's no additional charge unless the course sets you over the block limit set by the Registrar's Office.
  • Faculty and staff are more than welcome to join too! You'll just need to pay the course fee to participate.