2017 AICE US History Civil Rights Trip

October 2017 - 76 BHS AICE 11th Grade Students and 8 teachers embarked on an educational journey to learn more about American Civil Rights as a part of the Cambridge AICE Programs US History Curriculum.  This trip included the following stops: 

Montgomery, AL

  • Alabama Capital Building Tour
  • Walking Tour of Montgomery
  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Civil Rights Memorial Center

Selma, AL

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge

Birmingham, AL

  • Civil Rights Institute

Atlanta, GA

  • King Center
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights

Students were asked to study and research during their trip based on 1 of 8 perspectives / lenses: 

  • Business / Media
  • Civil Rights Leadership
  • Religion
  • Black Youth
  • Anti-Civil Rights Whites
  • Government (State & Federal)
  • Women
  • Pro-Civil Rights Whites

During travel times, students watched the following movies for additional perspective: Selma, The Help & Mississippi Burning. 

With regards to the movies, students were given fact sheets that showed that in many cases the movies still did not do due justice to the treatment of the individuals involved.  

Students were asked to report their findings in a format they were comfortable with.  One such report is as follows: 

Civil Rights Video - Media Perspective

Trip Documents