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CST's Civil Rights Tour of the South

Trip dates: March 27 - April 1, 2023

Why take a Civil Rights Tour?

Jewish values and CST’s social justice mission: Tikkun Olam. If I am only for myself, what am I?


Goals for the trip:

  • Develop understanding of the historical background behind current issues
  • Gain inspiration to work for justice here at home
  • Learn strategies and methods for this work

Activity Level

  • Average miles to be walked per day is approximately 1.5 - 2 miles
  • The longest, continuous walk is across the Edmund Pettus Bridge which is 1/4 mile
  • Most walking is in museums
  • Hotels have accessible rooms

Travel Distance By Bus Between Cities

  • Atlanta to Montgomery: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Montgomery to Selma: 1 hour
  • Selma to Birmingham: 1.5 hours
  • Birmingham to Memphis: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Itinerary and Destinations

Arrive Monday > Atlanta > Montgomery > Selma > Birmingham > Memphis > Depart Saturday


  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • The King Center and tour of Auburn Street Neighborhood
  • Montgomery and driving tour of Downtown
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Memorial


  • Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum
  • Memorial for Peace and Justice – Lynching Memorial
  • Tour of Selma
  • The Edmund Pettus Bridge


  • Walking Tour of Freedom Park
  • 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Depart for Memphis
  • Dinner on Beale Street


  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Meet with a former KKK member
  • Shabbat Service at Temple Israel


  • Visit Sun Studio
  • Visit Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Depart for Airport

Important Dates

  • Registration opens to CST members on August 30 at 8pm
  • Final payments and payment plans complete by January 10, 2023
  • Trip dates: March 27 - April 1, 2023
  • Save the Date: April 14, 2023 - Rabbi’s Tisch that will feature stories from the civil right’s trip


  • $1,640 per person
  • $350 extra for a single occupancy room
  • Deposit $328 (20%) per person due at registration
  • Prices do not include airfare or driver’s tip

Price Includes

  • Coach deluxe bus with bathroom and DVD player
  • All admissions, speaker, and program fees
  • All hotel rooms (based on double occupancy)
  • Meals beginning with Tuesday breakfast and ending with Saturday breakfast (not including Tuesday or Thursday night dinners)


  • Your deposit is nonrefundable
  • If you cancel before November 15, your payments (minus deposit) will be refunded
  • After November 15, all payments are nonrefundable
  • If someone from the waitlist is able to take your spot, your payments can be refunded
  • Trip insurance is not provided but is strongly encouraged for your flights

Frequently Asked Questions

The trip committee has prepared a document of frequently asked questions (FAQ) that may not have been addressed in the information above.


Please read the Civil Rights Trip FAQ document.

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783