“Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy


Residential/Birmingham, AL



July 11-31, 2021 (3 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience





Stony the Road We Trod... is an interactive field study covering Alabama’s role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Educators selected to take part in this intensive institute will participate in lectures by scholars, interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to key sites of memory as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history (in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama), and review archival film footage and other primary source documents as they develop curricular projects. This institute will take place primarily in Birmingham, Alabama.

Project Director(s)

Martha Bouyer

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester; Catherine Burks-Brooks; David Carter; Robert Corley; Glenn Eskew; Myrna Carter Jackson; Hasan Jeffries; Janice Kelsey; Peggy Wallace Kennedy; Andrew Manis; Danielle McGuire; Carolyn McKinstry; Jeanne Theoharis; Calvin Woods

Grantee Institution

Alabama Humanities Foundation

Funded through the Division of Education Programs