Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville Five Day Social Justice Itinerary

DAY ONE

  • Welcome and intro to "A More Perfect Union" Journey
  • White House picture stop
  • Lafayette Park
  • Freedman's Bank and Decatur House slave market
  • Visit Black Lives Matter Plaza
  • Tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Reflection/discussion time
  • Dinner
  • Evening tour of the monuments
  • Check in to Washington, D.C. area hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Arlington National Cemetery
    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy Gravesites
    • Tour graves of civil rights heroes
    • Section 27
  • Walking tour of Capitol Hill
  • Visit the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court
    • Discussion of the role of the Supreme Court in the Civil Rights Movement
  • American History Museum
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Charlottesville, VA
  • Hotel in Charlottesville, VA

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Farmville, VA
  • Visit Robert Russa Moton Museum, birthplace of the student let Civil Rights Movement
    • Discussion of "separate but equal" conditions
  • Depart for Appamattox, VA
  • Appamattox Court House National Historic Site
    • Discussion on the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the South at Appamattox
  • Depart for Charlottesville
  • Dinner on the UVA Corner
  • Reflection and discussion time on The Lawn at UVA
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
    • Slavery at Monticello Tour
  • Lunch on the Downtown Mall
  • Visit the Legal Aid Justice Center, provider of legal services and advocacy to low income individuals
  • Meet local social justice activists for a walking tour
  • Visit the University of Virginia Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
  • Meet with members of the Descendants of Enslaved Communities list
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Washington, D.C.¬†
  • Discussion and reflection time on bus ride
  • Check into Washington, D.C. hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Reading and reflection time on MLK, Jr. quotes
  • Visit Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Tour Planet World Museum
  • Lunch
  • Classroom activities at Planet Word
  • Depart for home