Alabama is one of America’s most vibrant states, owing to an exciting (and often turbulent) past. Exploring this destination is, therefore, an eye-opening and memorable pleasure. From the turmoil of the civil rights movements to the glamour of the iconic twenties; these are three ways you can immerse yourself in Alabama’s culture & heritage:
With a mission to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute stands strong as a cornerstone of the civil rights story. One of the most influential institutes of its kind, you’ll leave here with a powerful understanding and appreciation for the significance of refusing to remain silent and indifferent to the suffering of others.
CATCH A BUS
No, we don’t mean literally. But no visit to Alabama is complete without some homage being made to the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement herself, Rosa Parks. The famous incident where this incredible lady refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery City Bus occurred in 1955 at the site where the Rosa Parks Library and Museum now lies, and we strongly recommend a visit.
For a rest-bite from the often emotionally trying history of the Civil Rights Movement, head to The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, for a fascinating insight into the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Previous abode to the author of one of America’s finest novels and his wife, the museum is the only place in the world where you can learn about the legacy of the iconic and tumultuous couple.