Fight for Your Rights: The History of African American Progress

Do you have what it takes to be a Freedom Fighter? Looking back on history, it’s easy for students to say they would have been a Civil Rights activist. But the decision gets harder when they are confronted with real-time decisions that require them to show courage, determination and the discipline to stick together in a non-violent struggle. By participating in historical simulations that employ museum theatre, students will unite together in a sit-in at Lester Maddox’s Pickrick Restaurant, travel courageously into the Deep South on a Freedom Ride, and register to vote after a rousing call to action by John Wesley Dobbs. This school tour is more than a mere explanation of a past movement for progress, this program empowers students with skills they can use to create the change they hope to see in today’s world.

For more information, please email schooltours@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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Additional Information

Title I schools receive free tours during December 2018, January and February 2019. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due at the time of booking your tour to reserve your date. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.

The cost for all guided tours is $8 per student. Guided tours require one chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.

Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.

Confirmation of day and time and Arrival Information will be sent via email. Please bring your confirmation with you on the day of your tour to ensure the group rate.

Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule. Payments are refunded only in the case of school closings.

There is a $25 administrative fee should you need to reschedule your tour. You must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date, plus the administrative fee.

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Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:

  • The Zeist Foundation
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • The Connolly Family Foundation
  • David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund
  • The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
  • The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • The Emily Winship Scott Foundation
  • The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation
  • The Bright Wings Foundation

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