Creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for Alabamians and Americans of all backgrounds.
Our Speaker’s Bureau, invites educators, civic organizations and businesses to listen to our dynamic panel of speakers discuss their experiences related to the events that occurred on September 15th and 16th of 1963. With Lisa McNair (sister of youngest bombing victim Denise McNair), Dr. Carolyn McKinstry (survivor of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing), and Charles Morgan, III (son of Charles Morgan, Jr.).
The Morgan Project offers a curriculum, designed for grades 4, 6, 7, and 11, where activities can be tailored to fit the schedules of different in-school classrooms as well as out-of-school gatherings.
Our Conflict and Courage Curriculum focuses on two intertwined events in Birmingham history that represent both concepts: conflict through the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963, and the courage displayed through civil rights foot soldiers, and the speech made the following day, by a white lawyer to white businessmen of Birmingham, publicly condemning all of white Birmingham for letting years of racism and abuse go unpunished. The speech, which then became a book titled A Time To Speak, serves as the inspiration for the curriculum.
The bombing, which killed four girls and injured many others, brought international attention to Birmingham and the country’s civil rights movement and was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Encouraging students to use their own critical-thinking skills, our curriculum guides students and listeners to understand that conflict is an inevitable part of improving society, and that knowing how to handle conflict is a necessary part of supporting a healthy community. A Time To Speak is part of the curriculum, walking students through the people in Birmingham, the bombing, and its aftermath.
Our organization provides a comprehensive one-day professional development workshop for educators, librarians, and museum curators to learn the lessons presented within the curriculum in addition to having an in-depth Q&A session with our dynamic Speaker’s Bureau. If you are interested in attending or scheduling a Conflict and Courage Educator Workshop, please click here.
The Morgan Project is an educational effort based on Birmingham’s unique role in America’s civil rights movement. This scholarship contest is designed to help students reflect on the part they play in creating a better community for all.
Launching in the Summer of 2022, our Conflict and Courage Civil Rights Tours provides an opportunity for students to engage with civil rights foot soldiers, visit historical sites, and learn Alabama’s history in person. Students will have the opportunity to Civil Rights historical sites in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Selma. If you are interested in registering a student attendee, or would like to serve as a chaperone, please click here.
The Morgan Project is a nonprofit organization in Birmingham, Alabama. Our mission is to teach civil rights and social justice through Birmingham’s history of conflict and courage.
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