Out of the Box Tour and travel Services

Participants in this innovative educational program:

  • Travel to Key Sites of Memory in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee
  • Meet and Interact with History Makers
  • Participate in Interactive Lectures and Discussions With Noted Scholars
  • Educators Get to Develop Cross Curricular Units and Graphic Presentations
  • Examine Primary and Secondary Documents, as well as Music and Poetry of the Era
  • 3-7 Days Field Studies/Workshops

Twenty-five years of experience conducting domestic and international educational programs.  Educational programs range from 1 to 7 days. We will design a program to fit your specific needs.

Out of the Box Tour and Travel Services

Receptive Services Available                 Step-on-Guide Services Available

Partner – Alabama Tourism Department

Partner – Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod. Felt in the days when hope unborn had died. Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet, come to the place for which our fathers sighed?”

The “Stony…” field study experience connects the Modern Civil Rights Movement to key events in U.S. history and examines how the nation was forced to wrestle with how it dealt with issues of race and citizenship in a “Jim Crow” society. “Stony…” starts and ends in Birmingham, “Ground Zero” of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. With support of renown scholars, jurists, presentations by “Foot Soldiers” of the movement, experienced step-on-guides, and travel to other key sites of memory including Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, participants will undertake an epic journey across Alabama designed to educate, engage, and empower participants with knowledge as they reconcile what they thought they knew about this era of history with knowledge, facts, and the truth.

Kelly Ingram Park

Our quest for knowledge, understanding, justice and reconciliation, will take participants to landmark sites in Birmingham such as Historic Bethel Baptist Church, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park. In Selma, participants will walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tour Brown Chapel AME and Tabernacle Baptist Church. In Montgomery, must see visits include the Dexter Church and Parsonage, the Legacy Museum and Memorial, First Baptist (Brick-A-Day) Church the Rosa Parks Museum, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Our final road-trip destination is Tuskegee where participants will visit Tuskegee University, the Tuskegee History Center, and the Tuskegee National Airmen Historic Site all key “battleground” sites in the struggle for civil and human rights.

Historic Bethel Baptist Church, pastored by Rev. Fred L Shuttlesworth during the height of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, survived three bombings.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was bombed on September 15, 1963. Four young girls were killed as they prepared for Youth Day Services.

Participants on the steps of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Statue of kneeling ministers, Kelly Ingram Park

Tuskegee, Alabama

The Tuskegee National Airmen Historic Site


Tuskegee History Center

Legacy Memorial: Montgomery, Alabama

Dexter King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute