What is Museum Without Walls?
Museum Without Walls’ objective is to inspire the next generation to become social justice leaders who will ignite change in their communities. We do this by providing the unique opportunity to hear first hand accounts of intolerance and racism at the site where it was experienced.
Museum Without Walls’ vision is to educate and inspire middle-high school students to become informed, engaged and motivated leaders who are emboldened to promote social justice in our communities.
“I think learning about history through experience is the best way to possibly truly understand what has happened.”
– MWW student
Civil Rights Trip – History, Justice and Freedom
July 28 – August 4, 2018
Explore powerful stories of the past and the present with a transformative trip through Georgia and Alabama. Walk across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, AL while commemorating marchers’ bravery on Bloody Sunday. Follow in the footsteps of Rosa Parks as she put her non-violent training in action at the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Hear from the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Anniston and Selma. In Montgomery, the past informs our present as we look into the issues highlighted in Bryan Stevenson’s ‘Just Mercy’. Stevenson’s book lays out his work on the behalf of the wrongly incarcerated, inmates on death row without fair trial, children tried as adults and others caught in the cruel world of our judicial system . We’ll visit with those working towards social justice, at his organization, the Equal Justice Initiative and contemplate how our history has grown into a world still fractured by racism.
“Fear and anger are a threat to justice. They can infect a community, a state, or a nation, and make us blind, irrational, and dangerous.”
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption