2024 Annual Civil Rights Trip

Over spring break, 32 students and eight chaperones traveled south for over 2,000 miles through 10 states on WLHS’s annual American Civil Rights Trip. Dr. Ken Fisher, WLHS President, develops the itinerary and leads the tour.

The trip is experiential learning delivered through visits to important sites of the American civil rights movement in the middle of last century. Besides learning history from knowledgeable presenters, our students also meet daily to journal and conduct “courageous conversations” about what they are seeing and hearing and how it is shaping and clarifying their own views about race relations today. Daily devotions help the whole group process all experiences through the eyes of faith and in the knowledge that God allows each of us to play a role in bringing harmony to our relationships.
Places the group visited included: Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, Rosa Parks Museum, and iconic sites associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. such as the Lorraine Hotel and National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

Every year, participating students express thanks for the opportunity to attend and for the impact the trip has had on their lives. We thank God for safe travels.
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