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Birmingham, Alabama
Developing Young Leaders Through Civil Rights History
Participants in the Youth Leadership Program visit Washington, D.C. The program allows many students who have not had the opportunity to travel to visit nationally-significant sites. Image courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

With funding from the NEH, the Legacy Youth Leadership program at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) trains local high school students to become certified docents. Students are given the opportunity to travel, and student groups have visited Civil Rights Era historic sites throughout the South as well as ones in Washington, D.C. and South Africa, where they learned about the legacy of Apartheid. At the end of the summer, students are fully a part of the BCRI community, where they lead tours in the institute and in the neighboring community for visitors of all ages.

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