Montgomery: The Road to Civil Rights with Dr. Terry Anne Scott

Montgomery: The Road to Civil Rights with Dr. Terry Anne Scott


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This seminar will take participants on a virtual tour of Montgomery, Alabama to explore the history of African Americans in the city.

We will begin at the banks of the Alabama River where enslaved Black people disembarked ships and trains as they arrived from other parts of the country during the domestic slave trade. During the nineteenth century, Montgomery became one of the largest slave markets in the country. We will "visit" some of the spaces where African Americans were held and sold.  

We will also visit spaces of resistance and triumph.  For instance, we will stop at the spot where Rosa Parks boarded the bus that day in 1955.  Then, we will "travel" to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored as he helped to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Finally, we will stop at the place where the late John Lewis completed his historic march, together with 25,000 other civil rights foot soldiers, in 1965.

Led by Ph.D. in US history and professor of African American history, Dr. Terry Anne Scott, this interactive seminar will allow the audience to grasp a wider understanding of the historical significance of the events that unfolded in Montgomery and how they shaped modern-day race relations. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased body of knowledge to continue expanding on the complexities of these historical events.

Context is pleased to donate the full proceeds from the August 23 lecture to Project Pilgrimage, an organization committed to mobilizing everyday people to become everyday activists in their communities by confronting our shared legacy of racism through immersive learning experiences that bridge differences.

Dr. Terry Anne Scott is an associate professor of United States history and the Director of African American Studies at Hood College in Maryland. She is also the resident historian for Project Pilgrimage. Her research and teaching interests focus largely on urban history, the intersection of sports and race, African American social and cultural history, and political and social movements.

This conversation is not suitable for children under 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Montgomery Alabama from the Beginning
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Truthful History, A Must-See