Summer Day Camp

June 12-14, 2018, 8:30AM-3:30PM

Summer Camp

In the 1950s, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph D. Abernathy, and other civil rights leaders attended leadership and citizenship training at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee.  Highlander was one of the few places in the South where integrated meetings were permitted.  Mrs. Parks attended a 1955 workshop at Highlander four months before refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, which started the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Rosa Parks Museum’s three-day summer camp, “Architects of Change,” is modeled after the principles taught at Highlander.  Our camp participants (grades 6-8), learn from industry experts about the techniques of nonviolent conflict resolution based on the principles of Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This training helps our “Architects” embrace forgiveness and acceptance while inspiring them to break free from grudges and prejudices.

The camp includes:

  • Breakfast and lunch daily
  • Guided tour of the Rosa Parks Museum and other Montgomery-area historic sites as well as tours of historic Tuskegee University, the George Washington Carver Museum, and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum at Moton Field.
  • Interactive, character-building workshops

For further information, please contact Donna Beisel at

Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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