This comprehensive and unique seven week study group concludes with a three day trip to Alabama for a guided tour of the Civil Rights Trail. To prepare for the trip and to ensure participants are able to get the most out of the trip, we will cover the following major areas: key organizations during the civil rights period; relevant legislative acts; important people in the civil rights era; and major historical sites in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. The cost of the trip is estimated at $900 - $1,100, plus airfare. Expense breakdown will be covered in week one. The trip is also a great opportunity for history and photography enthusiasts. In an effort to cover large amounts of material before the trip, the study group will require extensive participation from participants. It is possible that participants may have to present at more than one study group. Participation in the trip following the completion of the study group is not required to register for the study group. Join us as we take on this unique opportunity to observe in person the material covered in this study group.