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    Training Civil Rights Leaders To Head the Fight for Racial Equality

    During the Civil Rights Movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) hosted education and leadership workshops at the Dorchester Academy Boys’ Dormitory, part of a now-abandoned missionary school established for freed slaves after the Civil War. In addition to being the training site for more than 2,000 teachers and leaders, the academy was also the organizational site for the SCLC’s campaign to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.


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