Civil Rights Tour

The Civil Rights Tour is a week-long alternative spring break, program hosted by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, that allows students the opportunity to travel to cities in the United States integral in shaping the civil rights movement.

During the week, students learn about civil rights leaders; engage in readings, reflections, and blogging; and participate in direct service. Visit the Civil Rights Tour Tumblr to read about students’ experiences on prior trips.

Participants are accepted on a rolling basis. Once registration is closed, participants will meet with their Wake Alternative Break trip leaders to prepare for their trips. Trip locations for 2020 will be announced in the fall.


Past Stops Include:

  • Atlanta, Ga.: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Southern Education Center, and The King Center
  • Birmingham, Ala.: Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Memphis Tenn.: National Civil Rights Museum and Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
  • Montgomery, Ala.: Southern Poverty Law Center, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and Parsonage Museum
  • Selma, Ala.: National Voting Rights Museum and Edmund Pettus Bridge