Mission Statement: The Selma Experience and Leadership Conference offers students from Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University the unique opportunity to experience history firsthand and to prepare to be leaders in their own communities.  Students will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge and visit sites such as the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, the Rosa Parks Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the National Voting Rights Museum, and the George Washington Carver Museum. At the Student Leadership Conference, students will engage with past and present community, voting rights, and civil rights leaders. Also, the group will attend the Jubilee Festival and Parade as well as the Intergenerational Hip Hop Summit.

Trip Details: This event will take place from March 1, 2023, through March 5, 2023. Students will travel in style aboard the luxurious FTCC athletic bus, Pegasus, accompanied by FTCC and FSU faculty and staff. Students/Supporting Faculty and Staff will stay in a hotel (TBA) in Montgomery, Alabama in double occupancy rooms (single rooms will incur additional cost). Breakfast is included. FTCC and FSU hope that fundraising will make the trip very affordable for students while providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Cost details are to be published later.

Time Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (Tuskegee, Alabama)
3:30 AM Meet at FTCC
4:00 AM Departure
8:30 AM Stop for Breakfast
1:00 PM Arrive at Booker T. Washington Home
George Washington Carver Museum
2:30 PM Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
4:30 PM Depart Tuskegee for Montgomery
5:30 PM Dinner @ Fried Tomato Buffet
7:30 PM Check-in Hotel: Courtyard, Montgomery, AL
Time Thursday, March 2, 2023 (Selma, Alabama)
6:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
7:15 AM Depart for Wallace Community College
8:15 AM Arrive at Wallace Community College
8:30 AM Student Leadership Conference
3:30 PM Depart Wallace Community College
3:45 PM Crossing the Selma Bridg
5:30 PM Dinner (Montgomery Mall/Food Court)
8:30 PM Hotel
Time Friday, March 3, 2023 (Montgomery, Alabama)
6:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 AM Depart for National Memorial for Peace and Justice
9:00 AM National Memorial for Peace and Justice
12:00 PM Depart for Lunch
1:30 PM Southern Poverty Law Center
3:00 PM Freedom Rides Museum
5:00 PM Dinner/Downtown Montgomery
Time Saturday, March 4, 2023 (Selma, Alabama)
6:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 AM Rosa Parks Museum
10:30 AM National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
12:00 PM Jubilee Street Festival
Inter-generational Hip Hop Summit
5:00 PM Dinner/Dinner Cruise
9:00 PM Hotel
Time Sunday, March 5, 2023 (Selma, Alabama)
6:00 AM Checkout Courtyard Hotel
6:10 AM Depart for Wallace Community College (GYM)
7:00 AM Arrive at Wallace Community College
7:30 AM MLK, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast
12:00 PM Lunch
Depart after Lunch

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