This year, in 2019, the United States observes the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. After 250 years of bondage, former slaves anticipated that the end of slavery in 1865 would bring freedom, equality, and opportunity. Following Reconstruction, however, Jim Crow laws, economic exploitation, and racial terror dashed the hopes of many African Americans.
As a means to engage with the nation’s racial past and its present-day relevance, UTC’s Africana Studies program and Department of History invite students, faculty, and the wider campus community to join a funded day trip to Montgomery’s National Memorial for Peace & Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 (approximately 8:30am-8:30pm)
Where: Montgomery, Alabama
What: Day Trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & the Legacy Museum
Transportation, memorial and museum admission, and lunch are fully covered at no cost to participants.