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Civil Rights Trip Planned by Springfield JCC

Join the Springfield JCC on “A Civil Rights Journey from Atlanta to Alabama: What Really Happened in the 1960s?” This life-altering educational adventure of sights, sounds and stories from the Civil Rights movement will be led by Sinai Temple’s Rabbi Emeritus Mark Shapiro from Sunday, April 7 to Friday, April 12, 2019. As an advocate for social justice, Rabbi Shapiro has taken several groups to sites where history was made in our county. Visit the actual places where Dr. Martin Luther King and others struggled to make America live up to its ideals.

The trip includes round trip airfare from Hartford/Bradley airport to Atlanta via Delta Airlines, deluxe motor coach transportation, first-class hotel accommodations, buffet breakfast daily, three lunches, four dinners, admission to all included attractions and all taxes and gratuities for included services. Two nights will be spent in Atlanta, Georgia, two nights in Montgomery, Alabama and one night in Birmingham, Alabama.

After arriving in Atlanta, the journey will begin with a visit to the new Ebenezer Baptist Church for their famous Sunday worship service. Other trip highlights include the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Rosa Parks Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Legacy Museum, Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Voters Rights Museum, the Civil Rights Institute, Morehouse College, CNN and so much more. Docents and step-on guides will be participating along with other speakers throughout the trip.

To learn more, join us at an Information Session on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Springfield JCC. To register email bnadler@springfieldjcc.org or call (413) 739- 4715. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, contact Bev Nadler or visit www.springfieldjcc.org.

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