The young men of the Manhood Youth Development Foundation went on a civil rights tour during spring break


The young men from the Manhood Youth Development Foundation (MYDF) stumbled on their spring break.

This journey started in Florida and passed through or visited Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. We covered about 1,500 miles on this trip. What a great and informative trip. Their lives will no longer be the same due to the vast amount of knowledge they have received and will share with their peers.

The first stop on the trip was Fort Rucker, Alabama. At this military base, the young men were able to interact with some of the non-commissioned officers in training to become helicopter pilots. They discovered some of the most powerful helicopters in the sky, namely the Apache. They also learned basic driving procedures while on US military bases.

After Fort Rucker, we left for Montgomery, Alabama. Upon arrival at the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum, we toured the museum which depicts black life from slavery to mass incarceration.

After lunch, we left for Memphis, Tennessee, where we visited the MLK Museum and the Loraine Hotel.

Next stop was Birmingham, Alabama where we visited the 16th Street Baptist Church where the lives of four African American girls were claimed in a church bombing on September 15, 1963.


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