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

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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Comprehensive and insightful

While familiar with the history leading up to the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Scott's presentation provides a comprehensive and insightful perspective on the many intertwined events comprising the plight of Blacks in America. Events and context were reinforced, as well as new information and history were introduced. All were nicely and succinctly woven together making this an incredibly worthwhile experience.

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Montgomery Alabama from the Beginning

Dr. Scott's presentation really opened up my eyes about the past of Montgomery, Alabama as a city that depended heavily on slave trade as commerce. Understanding those roots was eye-opening, and answered questions about why Montgomery was a focal point for the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Scott's presentation filled in holes created by the very narrow focus most often described in main-stream media and school curriculum (if any) during February each year. I've never wanted to visit Montgomery because of its past, but now I would like to take a trip down there to visit sites important to the Civil Rights Movement.

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R.C.

Excellent. A lot of information given in a powerful way. Dr. Scott is a wonderful presenter! That presentation should be shown in high schools where the history is watered down without the real reasons behind the content that is taught

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Outstanding Presentation

Dr. terry Scott is a dynamic, compelling speaker. She brings history to life and knows exactly how to make the important points and issues come alive. Her use of maps, pictures, and actual speeches helped convey the power of the moments she was discussing. I was enthralled and very moved by her presentation.

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M.B.
Truthful History, A Must-See

I want to thank Terry for helping us learn more of the real history of our nation. We really appreciated your excellent presentation. You mentioned the documentary "13th" which should also be required viewing for all Americans and anyone who questions why Black Lives Matter.

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S.G.
Comprehensive and insightful

While familiar with the history leading up to the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Scott's presentation provides a comprehensive and insightful perspective on the many intertwined events comprising the plight of Blacks in America. Events and context were reinforced, as well as new information and history were introduced. All were nicely and succinctly woven together making this an incredibly worthwhile experience.

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M.A.
Montgomery Alabama from the Beginning

Dr. Scott's presentation really opened up my eyes about the past of Montgomery, Alabama as a city that depended heavily on slave trade as commerce. Understanding those roots was eye-opening, and answered questions about why Montgomery was a focal point for the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Scott's presentation filled in holes created by the very narrow focus most often described in main-stream media and school curriculum (if any) during February each year. I've never wanted to visit Montgomery because of its past, but now I would like to take a trip down there to visit sites important to the Civil Rights Movement.

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R.C.

Excellent. A lot of information given in a powerful way. Dr. Scott is a wonderful presenter! That presentation should be shown in high schools where the history is watered down without the real reasons behind the content that is taught

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B.B.
Outstanding Presentation

Dr. terry Scott is a dynamic, compelling speaker. She brings history to life and knows exactly how to make the important points and issues come alive. Her use of maps, pictures, and actual speeches helped convey the power of the moments she was discussing. I was enthralled and very moved by her presentation.

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M.B.
Truthful History, A Must-See

I want to thank Terry for helping us learn more of the real history of our nation. We really appreciated your excellent presentation. You mentioned the documentary "13th" which should also be required viewing for all Americans and anyone who questions why Black Lives Matter.