Proudly sponsored by: BSD Equity & Family Engagement
ALL are welcome: Students, Family, Community, and Educators
Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Terry Anne Scott will take participants on a virtual tour of Montgomery, Alabama to explore the history of African Americans in the city. This virtual walking tour will allow the audience to grasp a wider understanding of the historical significance of the events that unfolded in Montgomery, from enslavement through the modern day, and how they helped shape modern-day race relations. Participants will come away with an increased body of knowledge to continue expanding on the complexities of these historical events.
This virtual walking tour will begin at the banks of the Alabama River where enslaved Black people disembarked ships and trains as they arrived from other parts of the country during the domestic slave trade. During the nineteenth century, Montgomery became one of the largest slave markets in the country. We will then visit some of the spaces where African Americans were held and sold.
We will also visit spaces of resistance and triumph. For example, we will stop at the spot where Rosa Parks boarded the bus that day in 1955. Then, we will “travel” to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored as he helped to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Finally, we will stop at the place where the late John Lewis completed his historic march, together with 25,000 other civil rights foot soldiers, in 1965.
ABOUT YOUR EXPERT: Dr. Terry Anne Scott is an associate professor of US History and Chair of the History Department at Hood College in Maryland. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of Sports History, as well as the We the People Public Scholar Fellow for Common Power. Her research and teaching interests focus largely on urban history, the intersection of sports and race, African American social and cultural history, and political and social movements. Dr. Scott earned her doctorate in history from the University of Chicago, where she was awarded a fellowship from the University’s Board of Trustees. She received a master’s degree with distinction from Southern Methodist University.