Sunday, December 6, 2015

This year's trip!

This year, University of Illinois students will pay $325 plus the cost of food for the trip. For University Housing students we will charge your student account. Other students will need to bring a check for the cost at the time of signing up. In order to sign up email January Boten at to set up a meeting. Please include several times you are available to meet during business hours.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Civil Rights Pilgrimage Spring Break 2016 Itinerary

Friday March 18th
Noon: Leave Champaign
Sleep in Greensboro, NC at LaQuinta 1201 Lanada Rd. Greensboro, NC

Stop at a Truck Stop for dinner

Saturday March 19th
Eastern Time Zone
1am Arrive in Greensboro, NC
11am Lunch in Downtown Greensboro
Noon-1:30pm International Civil Rights Museum
2pm-3pm Greensboro Historical Museum
3:30pm-4:30pm North Carolina A&T University Gibbs Hall
4:45-6pm Dinner in Downtown Greensboro
6pm Leave for Charleston, SC
10:30pm Arrive in Charleston, SC
Sleep in Charleston, SC at La Quinta 11 Ashley Pt Dr. Charleston, SC

Sunday March 20th
9am church service at Emanuel AME Church
11:30-1:30 Lunch and Free time in downtown Charleston
2pm leave for Atlanta
Stop at a truck stop for dinner
8pm arrive in Atlanta
8:30pm First group discussion
Sleep in Atlanta at Hampton Inn 1808 Sullivan Rd, College Park, Georgia

Monday March 21
In Atlanta
9am King Center
11:30am-2:30 lunch and free time near CNN Center (people can choose to tour CNN, go to Aquarium, Coke Museum, or just hang out in the Olympic Park)
2:45-5pm National Center for Civil and Human Rights
5:15 Dinner at Paschal's
7pm group discussion
Sleep in Atlanta at Hampton Inn 1808 Sullivan Rd, College Park, Georgia

Tuesday March 22nd
8am leave for Tuskegee
9am Arrive in Tuskegee (Central Time Zone)
9am-11:30 Dr. Bernard LaFayette atWestminster Presbyterian Church
Noon-1:30pm Lunch at the dining hall at Tuskegee University
1:30pm Lecture with campus officials from Tuskegee University
3pm-3:30pm George Washington Carver Museum
4:00pm Meeting with Attorney Fred Gray at the Tuskegee Multicultural Center
5pm leave for Montgomery
Dinner in Montgomery at Montgomery Mall
8pm Discussion
Sleep in Montgomery at Holiday Inn 96 Folmar Pkwy Montgomery, AL

Wednesday March 23
9am-9:45am visit the State Capitol (no tour)
10:00am Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
11:30-12:30pm Lunch RSA Tower Commerce Center Cafe
12:45-1:45 Freedom Rides Museum
2pm-3pm SPLC
3pm Drive to Lowndes Interpretive Center on the way to Selma
5pm Arrive in Selma
Eat Dinner in Selma at Golden Ranch BBQ
8pm Discussion
Sleep in Selma at Hampton Inn

Thursday March 24
Spend morning in Selma
8am-11am Footprints to Freedom tour
11am Leave for Birmingham
noon lunch on the road
2pm-4:30pm Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park and 16th Street Baptist Church
5pm-7pm Dinner in Five Points neighborhood in Birmingham
7:30pm Discussion
Sleep in Birmingham at Holiday Inn 5000 Richard Arrington Blvd Birmingham, AL

Friday March 25
7am Leave for Little Rock
12:30pm arrive in Little Rock
12:30-2pm Lunch in Little Rock at Root Cafe or Boulevard Bread or Loblolly Creamery
2:30-4:30pm Tour of Little Rock Central High School joining the students on the UW-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage
4:30pm leave for Memphis
6:30pm dinner in Memphis at Oak Court Mall
8pm Discussion
Sleep in Memphis at Comfort Inn 4225 American Way Memphis, TN

Saturday March 26
9am-noon National Civil Rights Museum
Noon-2:10pm Lunch on Beale St
2:30-3:45 Stax Museum
4pm-5:30pm Ernest Withers Museum
5:30-7pm Dinner on Beale St
7:30pm Discussion
Sleep in Memphis at Comfort Inn 4225 American Way Memphis, TN

Sunday March 27
5:30am leave Memphis for Champaign
Noon Arrive in Champaign